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Managing at home

General guidance Children and young people might respond to the situation in a range of different ways, and we've created some guidance for you: What you can expect and how to respond  Talking about traumatic events with children and young people What to do when a child or young person in your care runs away or leaves your home without your permission  You may also find these resources from Te Puni Kōkiri useful: Making a plan fo...

Making a house a home - video transcript

(text on screen)We've partnered with Eastern Southern Youth Trust to open a family home in Strathmore. (Annka Bowley - Eastern Southern Youth Trust)So the house is called Te Whare Ahuru Ō Tukanae, which means the sheltering home of Tukanae.We just wanted a house for the young people to come in, feel safe, feel like they’re sheltered – just in a really safe, warming home.Just little touches and stuff like the games, and you know – it just feels more homely and I’m rea...

Youth Justice family group conferences

If tamariki (aged 10 to under 14) and young people (aged 14 to under 18) break the law, they’ll be referred to the youth justice system, rather than the adult jurisdiction. The youth justice process gives them a genuine opportunity to change their lives for the better without getting a criminal record.Section 4A of the Oranga Tamariki Act (1989) requires practitioners working in Youth Justice to always think about 4 primary considerations when working wit...

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COViD-19 our response Oranga Tamariki is an essential service and we will continue to work throughout the pandemic, although how we do this may look a little different. Find out how we are adapting our service COVID-19 information for caregivers We'll be updating the COVID-19 information for caregivers regularly on our website and sending weekly updates to caregivers by email. If you're a caregiver and don't currentl...