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Family group conferences

Together, with the family, victims, the Police and other important influencers, we can help the young person take responsibility for their actions and make lasting, positive changes. With everyone’s opinion and expertise accounted for, a thorough plan can be made to help right the wrong and ensure their future wellbeing. Care and Protection family group conferences Depending on your child's age, there's more than one type of f...

Hannah

Hannah wanted to honour her caregiver Simone with the taonga, for the long-term commitment, understanding and love that she's shown her over the years.Hannah and her sister first went into care when she was just 7 years old. As sisters they were placed in multiple families together. Some of the placements compounded the trauma Hannah had already experienced, culminating in her running away when she was 14.By the time Hannah met Simone she alrea...

Information for families

Information for families Children's Teams work with children and whānau to bring together services from across agencies, organisations and communities to get them the support they need. The teams are voluntary. We only work with you if you agree to it, and you can withdraw at any time.Being referred to a Children’s TeamWe look at your circumstances and decide whether the Children’s Team is the best option for you and your whāna...

Our journey

The task ahead We’re on a journey to ensure all children are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. Our aspirations are high, and the scale of the task is significant.A priority is making sure all children receive care from loving, stable families at the earliest opportunity. It’s about investing in children now, so that we can prevent harm later. And it means using evidence to figure out what to...

Home

Trails of Taonga Five taonga have been made to recognise those who've helped tamariki, even in a small way. Each taonga is passed on to another person, leaving a trail of wellbeing wherever it goes. This is the second passing-on of these precious carvings. Our hope is to help build a culture of stepping forward, so that all tamariki can be offered the aroha and support they ne...

Programmes

Break-away school holiday programme These one-week programmes are for young people aged 11 to 17. Activity happens daily, during Christmas and Easter holidays. The programmes give young people an opportunity to enjoy fun, stimulating and structured school holiday programmes, at no cost.There are three types of programmes: sport and activity based general activity programmes a combination of sport and general activ...

Overview

What happens first? When we’re first contacted, a social worker will ask questions about what’s happening and assess what should happen next. This includes considering the urgency of the concern, finding out more about what might be happening, and deciding whether we need to be involved. Learn more How we might work with you...

What to expect

Our goal is to work with the child and young person, their whānau and others who can help, so they can return to live at home – but only once we think it's safe for them to do so. If that can't happen, we aim to find them a safe, stable and loving home, where they'll be able to have a sense of belonging.  "It's all about the love. Some...

Worried about a child? Tell us

If you, or a child or young person you know is in immediate danger call:POLICE ON 111 Need to talk? We're here for you. Call freephone:0508 326 459Lines open 24/7, or email us at contact@mvcot.govt.nz Are you a young person? We want you to feel safe - at home, at school and everywhere else. It's OK to feel worried sometimes, and it's good to share your problems with someone. If something happens that makes you fe...

Surrogacy and adoption

It’s in a child’s best interest to have a legal relationship with the parents who will be raising them. Therefore you’ll need to apply to adopt your child through the New Zealand Family Court, so the parental rights can be transferred from your surrogate mother and her partner, to you. Surrogacies arranged in New Zealand In New Z...