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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Family Start celebrates 20 years

Family Start celebrates 20 years of success with their first national conference in late June.

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Evidence Centre Seminar: June 2019

Our June seminar featured two presentations looking at research on children's and Young people's educational experiences.

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Gráinne's update - a milestone day

Gráinne reflects on the legislative changes which take affect from July 1 - a key milestone in our journey and one which sets the scene for significant change.

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Double celebration for VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai has just opened a new office in Christchurch - and in a double celebration, also marked its second birthday.

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Justice Advisory Group report released

Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group has released a report that shares feedback from New Zealanders.

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Saving goals to reach potential

A young goalkeeper in Timaru is being supported by his caregiver to pursue his dream of becoming a professional player.

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Refreshed Practice Centre now live

Oranga Tamariki has launched it's refreshed Practice Centre site - an online resource for practitioners to support their work with tamariki and families.

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Wellbeing Budget 2019

Budget 2019 is investing an additional $1 billion over four years to support children and young people in care.

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New transitions service

Budget funding enables a new service to support young people transitioning to adulthood after they have been in statutory care and youth justice.

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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.

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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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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.

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We're keen to hear about your experience with us. Do you have any ideas about how we can improve our service?

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Caregiver payment review

We're reviewing the financial assistance provided to caregivers.

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