The statistics

Statistics about the work we do and who our people are - social workers, caregivers and partner organisations.

Reports of concern

We're working in partnership with an increasing number of iwi, Māori and community organisations to help families and whānau earlier with issues that put children or tamariki at risk.

Every day, we receive calls and emails from the community – doctors, teachers, neighbours and police. Concerns relate to drug and alcohol addiction among parents, neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children, and family violence. The total number of reports of concern is falling every year, from nearly 82,000 in 2017, to under 78,000 in 2021.

A diverse team

To meet the needs of at-risk children we are a diverse group of professionals and community-minded individuals with specialist skills.

A diverse team infographic

Image text description - Our diverse team

This image illustrates that:

  • We have 1,752 frontline social workers, of whom 86% are women and 26% identify as Māori.
  • We have 3,561 caregivers, 62% are whānau caregivers, and 329 are specially trained to help children who’ve lived with trauma.
  • We work with and fund around 500 non-government organisation (NGO) partners to provide services for children and families and whānau, to keep them safe and well.
  • About 25% of these NGOs are Māori organisations.

Published: April 14, 2022