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Karlee – William Wallace Awards winner 2017

(Karlee)The William Wallace Award will help me pay fees towards my tertiary education.I'm going to Massey University to do a Bachelor of Social Work.I want to do social work so I can help the kids of tomorrow have a better experience than the experience that I had in the care system.(text on screen)Every year 15-20 young people receive William Wallace Awards at a special ceremony.(Karlee)When I received the award from the Minister it was really overwhelming but it was really e...

Māori Cultural Framework

Video transcript (Narrator speaking)Almost 70% of tamariki in the care of Oranga Tamariki identify as Māori.Building our knowledge, skills and confidence in te ao Māori – the Māori world view – will help us achieve better outcomes for tamariki Māori, and their whānau.We’ve developed a Māori Cultural Framework, which sets out our expectations for our staff - including key Māori concepts and practices.That information is c...

Inspiring our tamariki

Video transcript (Lakiesha Cummings)My message to social workers would just be to keep empowering the tamariki because sometimes they don’t realise how their positivity really impacts on the tamariki’s lives, when tamariki aren’t going to be like “oh yeah, like you’re cool" or "I look up to you a lot” but really, they do. And I don’t think our social workers really, they don't give themselves enough credit.A lot of our...

Round the clock support - video transcript

(Trish Langridge, DCE Care Services)"It’s the beginning of a lot of really good things for our caregivers, and ultimately that’s going to make a difference for our kids."(Bryan - caregiver)"As they say, it takes a village to raise a kid. The more voices you have got in that village and the more people you have to talk to, the more support you have got.The more support you have got, the better you feel about yourself and also the kids that you’re caring for.If I couldn’...

Gráinne's Update - November 2018

Chief Executive Gráinne Moss talks about the signing of a new agreement with Ngāi Tahu, recognising public service, and the Royal Commission announcement.