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.

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Grainne’s update - Social work and system change

National Social Workers’ Day this year came at a time of transformational change, and also public spotlight.

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Talanoa Mai Pacific app – first of its kind

Oranga Tamariki has developed a mobile app – Talanoa Mai – to support staff in their day-to-day work when working with Pacific children and families.

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Realising oranga tamariki

Social workers, Julian and Chelsea, share their experience and aspirations working alongside tamariki and whānau in Whangarei.

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A gift to my mokopuna

Pane shares how she is giving the gift of te Reo Māori to her mokopuna

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The Springboard team
A springboard for positive futures

Springboard is one of our partner organisations improving the wellbeing of rangatahi in their community through values of social identity and belonging.

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Children with Disabilities in Family Start

The results of a survey about families with children with disabilities who participate in the Family Start programme.

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Motivated to role model Te Reo

Manawatū Care and Protection Coordinator Kira Paul is a Māori Language champion among staff - but he didn't always know the reo.

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A survey of Oranga Tamariki caregivers

Oranga Tamariki undertook a quantitative survey among the population of around 4,000 caregivers who provide care to children.

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Teen Parents Evidence Brief

Up-to-date evidence about effective support for teenage parents and their whanau, as well as protective factors and risks of poor outcomes.

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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.

Find out about our Social Worker jobs

Information Sharing

Safe and appropriate information sharing will ensure everyone working with tamariki can work together in the best interests of the child. 

Watch the video and the children will tell you why it's important.

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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.

Call us on 0800 486 923 or chat to us online @ http://www.voyce.org.nz us on 0800 486 923 or chat to us online @ http://www.voyce.org.nz

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care


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