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Making a house a home - video transcript

(text on screen)We've partnered with Eastern Southern Youth Trust to open a family home in Strathmore. (Annka Bowley - Eastern Southern Youth Trust)So the house is called Te Whare Ahuru Ō Tukanae, which means the sheltering home of Tukanae.We just wanted a house for the young people to come in, feel safe, feel like they’re sheltered – just in a really safe, warming home.Just little touches and stuff like the games, and you know – it just feels more homely and I’m rea...

Caregiver Stories - Eva

(text on screen)Caregiver Stories.Eva.(Eva speaking)I’ve been a caregiver since 1995 when my mokopuna were placed in my care.Initially the children were taken into care by Child, Youth and Family and placed with non-kin.And then after the process of FGCs, a Family Group Conference and several other hui, eventually it was agreed that they would come to me.What would have helped me when I became a caregiver was some encouragement really, that I was doing the right thing.I step...

Everyday superhero

(Sean Thomas - mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters)What does it mean to be strong? What is it that makes a man strong?I often get told “ooh, big muscles,” “people are scared of you,” or, “people do what you tell them.”And I listen then I give them a different view, what I tell them is “No. What strength is, is not when people fear you, but when they feel safe around you. So to be strong boys, people must feel safe around you.”My name is Sean Thomas, I’m a mento...

Aug - Oct 2018

Date Source Story as published Context   19 October  Stuff  Oranga Tamariki withhold iwi info as means to protect privacy of ancestors  Providing safety for children and young people at risk of serious harm is part of the mandate of Oranga Tamariki. 29 September RNZ Ngāpuhi and Oranga Tamariki to provide service for young offenders Ngāpuhi is teaming up with Oranga Tamariki to provide an iwi-led service for Northland rangatahi (youth).  19 August  RNZ...

Contacts

This table provides the direct contacts for Children's Teams. Important – please never email referrals or any personal information about tamariki or their whānau to the Children’s Team. Children’s Team Email Phone number Rotorua Rotorua.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz (07) 921 5081 Whangarei Whangarei.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz 029 237 9147 Horowhenua/Ōtaki horowhenuaotaki.childrensteam@mvcot.govt.nz (06) 949 4271 Marlborough Marlborough...

Identify abuse

SOME OF THE SIGNSPhysical signs such as: Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions Unexplained fractures or dislocations Burn marks Other signs: No clear explanation for any of the above Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety Developmental delays, changes or signs The child talking about or subtly mentioning things that may indicate abuse Parents seeming stressed or not coping on the money they have Drug or alcohol problems Parents not ha...

Contact us

If you're a school:  Call 0508 EDASSIST (0508 332 774)Email edassist@ot.govt.nz If you're a caregiver:Call 0508 227 377 If your query is adoption related:Call 0508 326 459Email webadoption@ot.govt.nz To request personal information held by us:Call 0508 326 459 and ask for privacy and official information services.General mailing address:Oranga Tamariki National Office PO Box 546WellingtonNew Zealand Contact Children's Teams...