Independent Children's Monitor report

The Independent Children's Monitor reports provide independent oversight that helps to ensure that children and young people in care get the support they need and deserve.

Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake, the Independent Children's Monitor, provide independent oversight that helps to ensure that tamariki, children, rangatahi and young people in care get the support they need and deserve.

The Independent Children’s Monitor monitors compliance with the National Care Standards Regulations to make sure organisations that look after tamariki and rangatahi are doing what they need to enable tamariki and rangatahi to reach their potential. In addition to Oranga Tamariki, this includes looking at Barnardos and the Open Home Foundation as these organisations also have tamariki or children and rangatahi or young people in their custody.

You can read these reports and find out more about the Independent Children's Monitor on their website: 

Te Mana Whakamaru Tamariki Motuhake - Independent Children's Monitor

Response to the 2021/22 annual report

Oranga Tamariki has written an official response to the findings in the Independent Children's Monitor report.

Read the response on the Independent Children's Monitor website.

Response to the Monitor's information and data request

As part of its monitoring role, the Independent Children’s Monitor provide monitored agencies an information and data request, which enables the Monitor to meet annual reporting obligations and signals the measures that the Monitor would expect to be in place for self-monitoring.

In the interests of openness and transparency, and to support the Monitor’s report, we are releasing our response to the Monitor’s information and data request. In addition to providing information and data, our response outlines what Oranga Tamariki intends to do to strengthen practice and improve the quality of care we provide to care for tamariki and rangatahi.

Published: February 3, 2023 · Updated: February 3, 2023