When a child comes into care
When children and young people are in care and living away from home, they should expect to feel welcome, and to be well cared for.Everyone looking after the child or young person is expected to do their best in caring for them.
A standard of care for children to do well and be well...
If you’re considering adopting a child, Oranga Tamariki can help you understand what’s involved and step you through the process. We’re focused on finding the right family for the child, and encourage ongoing connection with the birth family and their culture.Adoption is the legal transfer of parenting rights and responsibilities from birth parents to adoptive parents. Your relationship to an adopted child is as it would be if they were your birth chi...
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...
When is a child brought into care
Under the law, Oranga Tamariki is required to keep children safe – and in some situations, bringing a child into our care is the only way to keep them safe.
What to expect
When we talk about a child or young person ‘being in care...
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Evidence Centre Seminar: October 2019
Our October seminar featured two presentations; the impact of early intervention child support on financial wellbeing; and findings on support for teen parents.
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A ripple effect in Southland
This kaupapa-Māori organisation is delivering more than...
Overview KickStart Breakfast and Indicators of Child Health 7 June 2018
KickStart Breakfasts and Indicators of Child
Health in Linked Administrative Data
The KickStart Breakfast programme is a partnership between Government, Fonterra and
Sanitarium. School communities run KickStart Breakfast clubs, and Fonterra and
Sanitarium supply milk and Weet-Bix breakfast cereal.
In 2013, Government funding allowed KickStart to be offered five days per week instead
of two, and to all schools and kura decile 1-10, not just deci...
How do welfare and tax settings affect childrens involvement with child protective services Final Report
Welfare, tax settings, and care and protection Page 1
How do welfare and tax settings affect
children’s involvement with child
Published: March 2019
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The Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre works to build the evidence base that helps us better understand
wellbeing and what works to improve outcomes for New Zealand’s children, young people and their whānau.