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Reoffending patterns following cases where youth were warned by Police

This report was produced at the request of NZ Police, following similar research that analysed reoffending patterns for participants of Alternative Action.

How do welfare and tax settings affect children’s involvement with child protective services?

This report outlines key findings from recent welfare and tax policy studies that have examined whether the link between income and child maltreatment is causal.

Feedback and Complaints - Evaluation Report

This report presents evaluation findings into the Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) feedback and complaints system.

Youth Remand Trends: 2011/12 to 2015/16 – Executive Summary

This report looks at the types of remand used for youth, and the extent to which breaching bail conditions and reoffending while on bail may contribute to youth being detained in custody.

Operation and experience: Formative evaluation of the Transition from Care to Independence Service

Young people benefit from focused support when moving from being in care to living independently

Safety of Children in Care - Quarter One 2018

Findings of harm related to children in care.

Safety of Children in Care - Quarter Two 2018

Findings of harm related to children in care.

Family Start Brochure

Family start brochure

What Makes a Good Life?

Children and Young People's views on wellbeing

Working Together

This guide is for people in social service agencies, schools, healthcare
organisations, community and other groups who have contact with
children and families. You may be the first to notice when things are not
going right for families and when there are concerns about children.

Young People Remanded into Youth Justice Residences

This report provides findings from an Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre study on what drives remand recommendations made for young people in the youth justice system.

Young people's engagement in remand decisions

This report presents perspectives on young people’s participation and engagement in youth justice system in relation to remand decisions.

Remand Options Investigation Tool

This report summarises evaluation findings from a live prototyping of the Remand Options Investigation Tool (ROIT), designed to support youth justice professionals.

Access to Services Trial - Evaluation report

This report presents evaluation findings about the Access to Services trial, attached to the Gateway Assessment System, to better address the needs of tamariki and rangatahi in care.

2018 Transitions Cohort Needs Assessment

In 2018 we undertook an intelligence gathering exercise to better understand the needs of young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki who are at risk of not making a successful transition to independence. The purpose of this was to inform the design of the Ministry’s new services.

Care discussion sheet - Securing Permanency

This discussion sheet looks at securing of guardianship rights when caregivers decide
they want to provide a permanent living arrangement for a mokopuna in their care, and the support available to permanent caregivers.

Annual Report 2017/18

Our Annual Reports outline our financial and non-financial performance each financial year. They are presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989.

Feedback and complaints systems - A rapid review

This rapid review looks at the components of an effective complaints system to inform the design and delivery of a feedback and complaints system for Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

Care Continuum - Overseas Jurisdictions: Evidence Brief

An overview of out-of-home care services for children overseas