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Exceptional rangatahi recognised

(Kered Taylor – tertiary award recipient)It's awesome to be recognised and acknowledged.It's been really cool to hear other people's stories and what they're doing and their hopes and aspirations as well.I guess my hope is to be a part of a better future for our young people.(Hon Tracey Martin – Minister for Children) What it means to me is just to see that triumph over what is adversity.It's just recognition of the human spirit, that if you actually come in and support yo...

Overview

Our name Our full name is Oranga Tamariki—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...

Services in schools

Services in Schools Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)SWiS is a primary and intermediate-school based community social work service. SWiS social workers are available to support selected primary, intermediate, composite and Kura Kaupapa Māori schools; working primarily with children in years one to eight (ages 5 -12).Referrals can be made by the children or family themselves, the school, or community or government a...

Young people transitioning seminar - video transcript

(Damian O'Neill - a Senior Analyst within the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre)(Māori spoken) Good morning, tenakoto katoa. (Māori spoken 00:09) Welcome to the end of the working week and a second presentation on our precious young people. In this presentation I'm going to talk about a survey we did of the young people, 15 to 17 year olds, who are moving out of care, out of the care of the chief executive, into independence.And before I talk about the survey findings, some r...

COVID-19 information for partners

What you need to know This page will be updated regularly with the latest information you need to know and responses to the most frequent questions you are asking us.You can also visit the NZ Government site for additional information and advice.NZ Government’s COVID-19 websiteMinistry of Health’s information on COVID-19For information relevant to all welfare and social sector organisations, you should also visit:COVID-19 informa...