Review of financial assistance for caregivers
Oranga Tamariki has been carrying out a review of the financial assistance provided to caregivers.
We wanted to take a thorough look at the financial assistance caregivers receive and have conducted a full review of the system to ensure it meets the needs of children and their caregivers.
The review considered the Foster Care Allowance (including the Higher Foster Care Allowance), Orphan’s Benefit, Unsupported Child’s Benefit and their associated payments.
We have proactively published the 1 May 2019 Cabinet paper and associated minute seeking agreement to undertake the ‘first principles’ review, as well as the 11 December 2019 Cabinet paper and associated minute that sets out a proposed response to the review.