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Outcomes Framework

The Oranga Tamariki Outcomes Framework sets out the main services we provide, how we intend to provide them differently from the past, and how we will know we're making a difference for tamariki and whānau.

It reflects the emerging operating model for Oranga Tamariki, which has been developed to meet new legislative requirements (in force since 1 July 2019) including ensuring that the policies, practices, and services of the department have regard to mana tamaiti (tamariki), the whakapapa of Māori children and young people, and the whanaungatanga responsibilities of their whānau, hapū and iwi

The Outcomes Framework also shows how our goals align to the Government’s overall vision in the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The Framework is a living document, and we welcome feedback from the public and our partners which can help drive better outcomes in future iterations.

Underpinning the framework

The Government's vision is to make New Zealand the best place in the world for children and young people, Oranga Tamariki is responsible for ensuring that children and young people are safe and nurtured in their families, whānau and homes.

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.

Our focus is on children and young people:

  • who are at significant risk of harm now and into the future as a consequence of their family environment, and/or their own complex needs
  • who have entered or are at risk of entering the Youth Justice System.

Outcomes for tamariki Māori

We'll continue to work with iwi and Māori and local communities to identify and develop areas where we can best work together for common outcomes, and measures which will help hold us accountable for improving outcomes for tamariki Māori.

View or download the Outcomes Framework

The Framework is set out below. You can also download a 1 page printer friendly version.  

Diagram showing our seven end goals for tamariki Maori
Diagram showing what the Outcomes Framework means for tamariki Maori
Diagram showing the intake, assessment and referral process
Diagram showing how early intervention will be done differently
Diagram showing how we will do intensive intervention differently
Diagram showing how care will be done differently according to the Care Standards
Diagram showing how youth justice will be done differently
Diagram showing how the new transition service will work differently