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.

Find out about our Social Worker jobs

News

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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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We are more than you see

A young designer in care hopes his winning design for Youth Week will inspire people to realise and nurture the potential of our rangatahi.

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Improving outcomes for tamariki through sport

Sport NZ and Oranga Tamariki are teaming up to improve access to sport and other forms of physical activity for all tamariki and rangatahi.

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Forming a clearer picture for tamariki

Our new approach for Intake, Assessment and Referrals aims to see tamariki better supported within their whānau and communities.

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Wellbeing Budget 2019

The Wellbeing Budget includes $40.8 million over four years for Oranga Tamariki to expand sexual violence services for children and young people.

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VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai

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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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COMPLIMENTS, COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS

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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