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Adopted person

Finding your birth parents When you turn 20, you have the legal right to information about your adoption and your birth parents. To get this, you need to begin by requesting a copy of your pre-adoption birth certificate. Your original birth certificate When you were born, your birth certificate included the name of your biological mother, and perhaps your father. When you were adopted, a new certificate was issued...

Michelle

Michelle's storyMichelle is a caregiver in Wellington, caring for five children – one boy and four girls, aged between 20 months and seven years old.Her style of caregiving has always been based around a carefully planned routine: "Routines are big for me. Also they help the children to have more structure and it helps them to feel more secure in whatever's going on." Her days are r...

Referrals

This table of contacts will help you decide how to get in touch when making a referral. Scroll down for important information about how to make a referral.  If… Contact You think a child is in immediate danger: Call the Police on 111. You suspect a child has been experiencing chronic child abuse or neglect, or been physically or sexually assaulted: Call our contact centre on 0508 326 459.   You have concerns about a child who is at risk of abuse or n...

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...

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...

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...

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...