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.
COVID-19 our response
We are available, accessible and connected to the community, with some discretion to change the way we deliver our services as alert levels change. Our focus remains to keep at-risk tamariki safe and support whānau and communities. The Practice Centre has more information about the implications for practice at current alert levels.
Eliminating family violence and sexual violence
Oranga Tamariki is one of 10 agencies of the Joint Venture for eliminating family violence and sexual violence. You can find out more information on the Joint Venture website.
Strategic partnership with Ngāti Kahungunu
Pinepine te Kura, a traditional Ngāti Kahungunu oriori (lullaby), is the foundation for the new Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between between Oranga Tamariki and Ngāti Kahungunu.
The new agreement is aimed at keeping tamariki with whānau and improving the wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi.
“We are exploring how resources and decision-making can be shared with whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to enable more localised and community-driven approaches," said Sir Wira Gardiner.
VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care
If you're a child or young person in care, VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to listen to you, support you, and be on your side. Part of what we also do is organise fun and engaging events for kids with care experience so you can connect with each other.