Working with children

COVID-19 information for partners

We are working closely with partners and providers so you have the information you need to keep tamariki and whānau safe and supported during the national response to COVID-19.

Contracting and funding

We are working with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the Department of Corrections, the Accident Compensation Corporation, Te Puni Kokiri and the Ministries of Justice, Health and Education to align the information and advice we provide to social services organisations we collectively fund.

We want to provide our contracted providers with clarity and certainty about their funding during this time.  We also want to support the innovation being shown by our partners as they continue to support tamariki and whānau in response to COVID-19.

To enable this, Government agencies that fund the provision of social services have published this advice:

How Oranga Tamariki and other government agencies will work with social service providers

If you have any questions related to this information, you can email