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What you think matters – have your say - video transcript

(First child)

What you think matters.

 

(Second child)

What you feel matters.

 

(Third child)

What you say matters.

 

(Teenager) 

Tell us what you think. At Oranga Tamariki we’re trying to make things easier for you to have your say.  We want to know what you think is great, and what’s not so great so we can make things better for you and for other kids.

 

(Second child)

Letting an adult know if something isn’t going well is really important. They can only help improve things if they know whats going on.

 

(Teenager)

We get it. It can be really hard to talk about serious stuff to adults. Especially if adults are part of the problem. It’s important for you to know there is a safe way to have your say.

 

(Second child)

We promise to listen and to value your words. We won’t tell anyone who doesn’t need to know.

 

(Third child)

If you want you can ask an adult to help. There might be someone from your family, a friend, someone from Oranga Tamariki. Someone you trust.

 

(First child)

This person is called your advocate.

 

(Second child)

You might choose to tell your Aunty or your Uncle.

 

(Teenager)

You might tell your Social Worker about something that is bugging you.

 

(Third child)

Your advocate can help you to write down your ideas or worries. They can go with you to meetings, stand by you, speak for you, if that’s what you want.

 

(Second child)

We’ll listen to you and together we’ll figure out what happens next.

 

(Third child)

It might not always be exactly what you want. If your not happy we’ll work out something else we can do.

 

(First child)

What you think matters. It matters to Oranga Tamariki and it matters to other kids.

 

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