Being in Care

Getting ready for independence

Oranga Tamariki has extended support to young people leaving care and youth justice as they transition to adulthood through our new Transition Support Service.

Remaining or returning to live with a caregiver

We want more young people to have safe and stable living arrangements.

Young people can remain living with their current caregiver, with the caregivers’ agreement, after they turn 18 up until the age of 21.

Young people can also choose to remain with, or return to living with a different caregiver.

If you’d like to know if you’re eligible to remain or return to living with a caregiver, call our Transition Support Team on 0800 55 89 89.