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.
Social worker recruitment
We're leading a new way of working to support children who need care, creating a major shift in emphasis.
We have a number of social worker positions available now and invite dedicated and passionate social workers to play their part in helping change the way New Zealand protects children.
Sport NZ and Oranga Tamariki are teaming up to improve access to sport and other forms of physical activity for all tamariki and rangatahi.Find out more
The Wellbeing Budget includes $40.8 million over four years for Oranga Tamariki to expand sexual violence services for children and young people.Find out more
Huntly mother, Pamela South, shares her life-changing experience alongside other mothers involved in a prevention service for rangatahi in youth justice.Find out more
Oranga Tamariki will soon begin a review of the financial assistance provided to caregivers.Find out more
Research to find out how children might be affected by Section 70A reductions.Find out more
Two presentations; Children and young people's views on what makes a good life. Tax policy studies that examine the link between income & child maltreatment.Find out more
Gráinne talks about where we’re at two years into our journey to rebuild the Ministry, and the central role of our partners.Find out more
The Minister of State Services, Hon Chris Hipkins has released a Cabinet paper setting out the Crown’s approach to the Royal Commission.Find out more
Research on how welfare and tax settings affect children’s Involvement with Child Protective ServicesFind out more
VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai
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.