Our full name is OrangaTamariki—Ministry for Children.'Oranga' is the wellbeing we want to help the children we work with to have.'Tamariki' reminds us that children are descended from greatness. They are born with an inherent mana that can be damaged by abuse and neglect.We support children, family and whānau to restore their mana, their sense of self, their important connections and relationships, their right to heal and recover, an...
VIDEO STARTSNarratorIn 2017, over 35 taitamariki in Te Tai Tokerau between the ages of 12 and 17 years old committed a crime serious enough to land them on remand in the custody of the state. This meant they were placed either in a youth justice residence or in a community-based remand home.Aroha Tahere, OrangaTamariki Youth Justice Manager, Te Tai TokerauThe kaupapa of Mahuru is significant for our mokopuna simply because it allows them to r...
Details of the request
26 Mar 2018
Algorithmic profiling in OT
OIA Response (PDF 526KB)
21 Jan 2018
Number of tamariki with a substantiated finding of abuse for Porirua OrangaTamariki site from July 1 2016 to 30 June 2017
OIA Response (PDF 256KB)
24 Oct 2017
Numbers of children in care, by year, including their ethnicity
OIA Response (PDF 2.4MB)
11 Sept 2017
Data about children in care in the Hauraki region
OIA Response (PDF 1.4MB)...
Care Standards set out what tamariki and rangatahi can expect while they're in care, and what caregivers can expect.
Care Standards Regulation booklet
Care Partners (396 providers) provide a range of care options for tamariki and whānau under contract to OrangaTamariki.Our Care Partners support us to meet the National Care Standards.Care service specifications outline ho...
If you’re considering adopting a child, OrangaTamariki can help you understand what’s involved and step you through the process. We’re focused on finding the right family for the child, and encourage ongoing connection with the birth family and their culture.Adoption is the legal transfer of parenting rights and responsibilities from birth parents to adoptive parents. Your relationship to an adopted child is as it would be if they were your birth chi...
VUW Seminar: Children, Families and the State
Examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, around families' and children's involvement in the child welfare system.
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As a new caregiver with OrangaTamariki, Te Aroha is one of the first in Te Tai Tokerau to receive a Caregiver Support Plan -...
Details of the request
05 Mar 2018
Information about cigarette smoking by staff at OrangaTamariki
OIA Response (PDF 358KB)
23 Feb 2018
Statistics about social workers and qualifications
OIA Response (PDF 217KB)
10 Oct 2017
Numbers of vehicles owned or leased by the Ministry and running costs
OIA Response (PDF 4.3MB)
07 Sept 2017
All policies and procedures for dealing with requests received under the Privacy Act and the Official Informatio...