(Gabe, caregiver)Once you see the need you can never pretend like it's not there.This is our thing. This is what we’ll probably do for the rest of our lives.We didn't realise when we did the training that short term fostering existed. We only thought long term existed, so when we found out that you could do things like respite or transitional care or emergency care we thought, well we can do that.(Caleb, caregiver)We were like, dead set keen on adopting a child. Through year...
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...
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...
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...
Corporate documents: Annual Report, Statement of Intent, CE Expenses, BIM
Annual ReportsOur Annual Reports outline our financial and non-financial performance each financial year.View our Annual Reports Statement of intentOur Statement of Intent outlines our business for the next four yearsView our Statement of Intent (PDF 4.6MB) Briefing to Income Minister (BIM)This briefing sets out the core roles of the Ministry, and identifies decisions that will be...
The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children.
We work together with other agencies, non-government organisations and communities to put the child first and ensure their voices are heard.
The Oranga Tamariki Outcomes Framework sets out the main services we provide, how we intend to provide them differently from the past, and how we will know we're making a difference for tamariki and whānau.The Outcomes Framework reflects the emerging operating model for Oranga Tamariki, which has been developed to meet new legislative requirements which come into force on 1 July 2019 and which has been developed through extensive engagement over the last two years establishi...