WE’RE ON A BIG JOURNEY

The journey to achieve oranga tamariki starts here and now. Guarding the wellbeing of our children is a huge, but exciting challenge – one that every New Zealander has a hand in.
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About

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We are a new Ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

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News

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Give it a go

More than 80 tamariki in care from Gisborne, Manurewa and Christchurch have a clear pathway into sport through a new initiative.

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Gráinne's update - November

Gráinne talks about what we've been working on over the last several months and what's coming up

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Building stronger partnerships

Celia Patrick, DCE Partnering for Outcomes, talks about making changes to help our partners

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Home of support

Te Whare Awhi, Palmerston North’s new remand home, will provide a homelike environment where young people can thrive and maintain their mana.

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Focused support for rangatahi

Two tamariki with extreme disabilities are prospering in their disability-supported home.

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Support for caregivers

We’re working on providing our caregivers with better support and services

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Taonga in loving embrace

Wellington sculptor Terence Turner (Tainui) chose pounamu as the stone to use to create our fifth taonga

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Oranga Rangatahi success

Young people involved in the Huntly Youth Prevention Project, Oranga Rangatahi had a lot of fun during a school holiday programme

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Social workers rock

Like many other young people, this 18-year-old aspiring chef from Whangarei has turned his life around thanks to the efforts of a social worker.

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Social worker recruitment

We're leading a new way of working to support children who need care, creating a major shift in emphasis.

We have a number of social worker positions available now and invite dedicated and passionate social workers to play their part in helping change the way New Zealand protects children.

Go to our social worker recruitment website

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai

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If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.

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We're keen to hear about your experience with us. Do you have any ideas about how we can improve our service?

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