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...
The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children.
We work together with other agencies, non-government organisations and communities to put the child first and ensure their voices are heard.
Corporate documents: Annual Report, Statement of Intent, CE Expenses, BIM
Annual ReportsOur Annual Reports outline our financial and non-financial performance each financial year.View our Annual Reports Statement of intentOur Statement of Intent outlines our business for the next four yearsView our Statement of Intent (PDF 4.6MB) Briefing to Income Minister (BIM)This briefing sets out the core roles of the Ministry, and identifies decisions that will be...
The Oranga Tamariki Outcomes Framework sets out the main services we provide, how we intend to provide them differently from the past, and how we will know we're making a difference for tamariki and whānau.The Outcomes Framework reflects the emerging operating model for Oranga Tamariki, which has been developed to meet new legislative requirements which come into force on 1 July 2019 and which has been developed through extensive engagement over the last two years establishi...
Who can care?
Caregivers are as diverse as the tamariki they look after.
Applying to be a caregiver
If after talking to us you decide you'd like to apply to become a caregiver, you'll need:
a completed application form (we'll send you one when you call)
a police check
proof of your identity
a full doctor's medical report
the names and addresses of two refe...
(Trent, student, basketball player)Basketball is a way of life. Basketball is my culture. Basketball is my home. It is my place. It is where I belong.Kia Ora, my name is Trent. I'm 17. I'm part Māori and also part Irish. Both parts of me that I love. I'm in my second to last year of high school and I'm associated with Oranga Tamariki as I live with my grandparents. They helped me. Also a lady called Karen helped me quite heavily in having the ability to go to camps, to have a...
There are many reasons that determine why a young person might go to a Youth Justice residence, and how long they might stay. They may have been:
arrested and put in our care until they go to Youth Court
remanded by the Youth Court and need to stay at a residence until the case is settled (this can take up to three weeks or longer if the charges are denied)
sentenced by the Youth Court for three to six months. If things go well for them i...