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.

What is a transition worker?

A key component of this service will be delivered through our partner organisations, communities and iwi – who will provide transition workers.

Transition workers will guide and support young people to:

  • look towards the future, identify their strengths and interests and help them to make and achieve their goals
  • identify and access adult services, and help them become confident in doing this themselves
  • develop life skills and help them to reflect and learn from their mistakes
  • connect with their identity, their culture, whānau and wider networks of support.