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Finding a place to belong through basketball

(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...

What we do

Our core services We’re building a comprehensive set of services for our children and young people, spanning prevention through to early adulthood services. The design and delivery of intervention, care and youth justice services is currently under transformation, with prevention and transition services growing over the next five years as the Ministry significantly expands its capacity in these are...

Services in schools

Services in Schools Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)SWiS is a primary and intermediate-school based community social work service. SWiS social workers are available to support selected primary, intermediate, composite and Kura Kaupapa Māori schools; working primarily with children in years one to eight (ages 5 -12).Referrals can be made by the children or family themselves, the school, or community or government a...

Adopting overseas

Adopting an overseas child is usually more complex than adopting a child at home. Children adopted from overseas are usually older, and may have been emotionally affected by difficult experiences. There are cultural considerations as well — a child may not speak English and you’ll need to maintain a connection to their native heritage. Though not required, it helps if you have some kind of cultural links to the country you want to adopt fr...

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...

Service Specifications/Guidelines

Service Specifications/Service GuidelinesAn A-Z of Service Specifications and Service Guidelines produced by Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children. The Service Specifications/Service Guidelines are listed by the service/programme name. eg. Family Start, Social Workers in Schools. Service Specifications and Service Guidelines: A-Z AAlcohol and Other Drugs Residential (PDF 648KB)BBreakaway School Holiday Programmes (PDF 36...