Supporting oranga for disabled people

We want to work with you on a future Oranga Tamariki disability strategy.

We want to work with disabled people who have lived experience of care and protection and/or youth justice services, and the people who support them.

One of our most important goals is to make services better for all disabled people we work with – that includes disabled tamariki, rangatahi, parents, caregivers and their whānau. 

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Future disability strategy

Oranga Tamariki needs a clear vision describing the ideal future for disabled people we work with. We also need a strategy, or roadmap, to show us how to get there.  

We want to work with you to create an Oranga Tamariki disability strategy. This will give us the opportunity to uphold equal rights for disabled people we work with, especially tangata whaikaha Māori (Māori disabled people).

Sharing your thoughts on a vision

Help us create a vision for a disability strategy. 

We want to listen to your experiences, discuss ideas for improvement, come up with ideas or actions together, and then hear your advice on the best way to implement them. We'd also come back together to talk about progress.  

You can do this in a number of ways. If none of the submission methods below will work for you, get in touch with us at DisabilityStrategy@ot.govt.nz to talk with our team about an alternative. 

Group workshop or individual interview

We're partnering with organisations that may already be working with disability communities to host workshops and interviews where you can share your thoughts.

You can find information about participating in an upcoming group workshop, or a one-on-one interview, below.  

Find out more on the Disability strategy workshops page.

Other submissions

You can provide your thoughts on a vision in writing or by audio recording if that format works well for you.  

More information about this option will be available soon. Register below if you would like to receive a notification when individual submissions open. 

Register your interest 

Published: December 14, 2022