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Community help

WHAT’S UPYoung people can call 0800 WHATSUP (0800 942 8787) free from 1pm till 10pm Mon-Fri, or 3pm to 10pm on the weekends, 365 days of the year. This is a cool helpline just for kids and teens, where you can talk or web chat to caring people about anything that's on your mind. Web chat's open 5pm to 10pm every day. You can also visit them online:What's up on Facebook What's up website YOUTHLINEYouthline is a community organisation based in centres across New Zealand. Get...

Talking about traumatic events

Talking about traumatic events It’s tough but important to have conversations about traumatic events. A child’s brain has not yet learned to calm their fears, and may continue to experience reactions beyond a traumatic event.Here are some tips to take care of the tamariki in your care. 1. Explain what happenedChildren don’t benefit from being told not to think about it or to put it out of their minds. Give them information app...

Intensive intervention for whānau

A NEW APPROACHWe want to commit to meaningful and effective engagement with Māori. Wherever possible, the best place for a child is in the safe, loving and stable care of their families, whānau, hapū or iwi.Intensive intervention is being designed in collaboration with iwi, Māori and Pacific organisations and the wider community sector. For now, this involves four Oranga Tamariki sites: Christchurch Eas...

Safety checking

What are the safety checking regulations? On 1 July 2015 safety checking regulations for the children’s workforce came into force. The regulations require all paid people who work with children for government-funded organisations to be safety checked, and to have these safety checks updated every three years. This also applies to unpaid people working with children as part of an educational or vocational trainin...

Staff and systems

Date Details of the request Download/View 05 Mar 2018 Information about cigarette smoking by staff at Oranga Tamariki OIA Response (PDF 358KB) 23 Feb 2018 Statistics about social workers and qualifications OIA Response (PDF 217KB) 10 Oct 2017 Numbers of vehicles owned or leased by the Ministry and running costs OIA Response (PDF 4.3MB) 07 Sept 2017 All policies and procedures for dealing with requests received under the Privacy Act and the Official Informatio...

Learning to be myself transcript

(Lakiesha Cummings speaking)So I was raised by my foster parents since I was five months old. They brought me up really well and then I got taken off them, not because of anything they did but purely because of my own actions.I was so scared to come in here because I had been in three other placements before that and I ran away from them.I was like, “this is just a house, I’m not even going to like it, I don’t really care”.Then I got i...

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...