We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.
Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.
Trails of Taonga
Five taonga have been made to recognise those who've helped tamariki, even in a small way. Each taonga is passed on to another person, leaving a trail of wellbeing wherever it goes.
This is the second passing-on of these precious carvings. Our hope is to help build a culture of stepping forward, so that all tamariki can be offered the aroha and support they need to thrive.
If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.