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What to expect

Our goal is to work with the child and young person, their whānau and others who can help, so they can return to live at home – but only once we think it's safe for them to do so. If that can't happen, we aim to find them a safe, stable and loving home, where they'll be able to have a sense of belonging.  "It's all about the love. Some...

Community help

WHAT’S UPYoung people can call 0800 WHATSUP (0800 942 8787) free from 1pm till 10pm Mon-Fri, or 3pm to 10pm on the weekends, 365 days of the year. This is a cool helpline just for kids and teens, where you can talk or web chat to caring people about anything that's on your mind. Web chat's open 5pm to 10pm every day. You can also visit them online:What's up on Facebook What's up website YOUTHLINEYouthline is a community organisation based in centres across New Zealand. Get...

Identify abuse

SOME OF THE SIGNSPhysical signs such as: Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions Unexplained fractures or dislocations Burn marks Other signs: No clear explanation for any of the above Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety Developmental delays, changes or signs The child talking about or subtly mentioning things that may indicate abuse Parents seeming stressed or not coping on the money they have Drug or alcohol problems Parents not ha...

Finding a place to belong through basketball

(Trent, student, basketball player)Basketball is a way of life. Basketball is my culture. Basketball is my home. It is my place. It is where I belong.Kia Ora, my name is Trent. I'm 17. I'm part Māori and also part Irish. Both parts of me that I love. I'm in my second to last year of high school and I'm associated with Oranga Tamariki as I live with my grandparents. They helped me. Also a lady called Karen helped me quite heavily in having the ability to go to camps, to have a...

What we do

Our core services We’re building a comprehensive set of services for our children and young people, spanning prevention through to early adulthood services. The design and delivery of intervention, care and youth justice services is currently under transformation, with prevention and transition services growing over the next five years as the Ministry significantly expands its capacity in these are...