Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children – Your Role In Keeping Children And Young People Safe

If you’re concerned a child may be at risk, call us on 0508 326 459.

Everyone has a role to play in making sure New Zealand children are
in loving families and communities where they can be safe, strong,
connected and able to flourish.

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, is a new ministry dedicated to
supporting any child whose wellbeing is at significant risk
of harm now, or in the future.

——Our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki
above all else.

——Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and
communities, where oranga tamariki can be realized.

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

Guarding the wellbeing of our children is a huge and exciting challenge,
and one that we know we can’t face on our own. It requires the
involvement of multiple agencies working together, all playing their part in
ensuring children and families can easily access the support they need,
when they need it.

Vulnerable children and families also need the support of communities
and iwi who are closest to them, who can bring them the connections,
support and care required to support vulnerable children.

As a professional working with children and families, you play a valuable
role in helping keep children safe. We need you to know what to look out
for, and how to help the children and families you are worried about.

If you’re concerned a child may be at risk, call us on 0508 326 459.