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Date Source Headline Story context 26 January Waatea News The name change for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children officially took effect The Ministry drops the word 'vulnerable'. 26 January Stuff Millions pumped into youth support and justice services New Minister for Children Tracey Martin says there is an urgent need to provide better support for children and young people in care or youth justice services.  25 January The Spinoff Some...

Katarina

Maraea was instrumental in giving Katarina the self-belief she needed to succeed."She assured me I could be both a world champion and a successful student. She was with me every step of the way – and because of her belief in me, I started to believe in myself.""She’s really made me a lot stronger. I had a lot of times where I didn’t know if I could keep going. With waka ama we train twice a day, ten times a week. I was so tired, and after...

Walking alongside episode 1 part 3

(Toni)One of my favourite things about working here at Oranga Tamariki is we are a big team.And a big team that support each other.So when we do go out on visits and when we do do challenging things we have a team behind us.And I mean even when we do good things, because we celebrate here a lot as well.And no matter what we do we’re always working together.We have senior practioners to go to, we have supervisors to have consults with and deb...

Getting ready for independence

We’ll bring together their family, whānau and others important to them who are likely to have a role in supporting them when they leave care.The plan will include their hopes and aspirations, and also focus on: helping them build the skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare them for young adulthood where they’re going to live — whether it's continuing to live with their caregiver, moving in with friends or family, a supported living...

Walking alongside episode 1 part 2

(Toni)The best thing about being a social worker would be seeing the little changes in families and kids.The worst things about being a social worker would be the hard days.When you do have to take kids away from their parents.When plans change and fall over.When you do see kids missing their family and they aren’t able to see them.Yeah there are some really challenging days. One thing we commonly ask kids is what their three wishes are.And...

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