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...
Tina and Dave's StoryTina and Dave have been caregiving for twelve years. They live in Pukekohe, Auckland with the six children they look after - three boys and three girls, 'the perfect match,' jokes Dave. Their ages are three, four, five, seven, eight and ten years old.Dave was also brought up in care, so he has a good handle on what works well for kids.“Overall, I'm reasonably easy. I understand a lot of the cultural aspects of a lot of these children – as a Māori, and...
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...
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...
Details of the request
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...
(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'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...