We are 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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Reoffending following high-end Youth Court orders

This report examines reoffending rates for recipients of three types of Youth Court order between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

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Children in New Zealand Communities Survey 2019

To what extent do New Zealanders feel responsible for the wellbeing of children and young people in their community they don’t know?

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Excellence in Foster Care Awards

This years’ Excellence in Foster Care Awards honoured caregivers from across the country and agencies in an evening filled with celebration.

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Welcome to Our Home information

Respite caregiver Kristin shares with us her Welcome to Our Home booklet and how she hopes it will help tamariki coming into her care.

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Grainne’s update - Social work and system change

National Social Workers’ Day this year came at a time of transformational change, and also public spotlight.

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Talanoa Mai Pacific app – first of its kind

Oranga Tamariki has developed a mobile app – Talanoa Mai – to support staff in their day-to-day work when working with Pacific children and families.

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Realising oranga tamariki

Social workers, Julian and Chelsea, share their experience and aspirations working alongside tamariki and whānau in Whangarei.

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A gift to my mokopuna

Pane shares how she is giving the gift of te Reo Māori to her mokopuna

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The Springboard team
A springboard for positive futures

Springboard is one of our partner organisations improving the wellbeing of rangatahi in their community through values of social identity and belonging.

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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.

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Information Sharing

Safe and appropriate information sharing will ensure everyone working with tamariki can work together in the best interests of the child. 

Watch the video and the children will tell you why it's important.

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VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care


If you're a child or young person in care, VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to listen to you, support you, and be on your side. Part of what we also do is organise fun and engaging events for kids with care experience so you can connect with each other.

Call us on 0800 486 923 or chat to us online @ http://www.voyce.org.nz us on 0800 486 923 or chat to us online @ http://www.voyce.org.nz

VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care


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