Child abuse in NZ

From Oranga Tamariki – Worried about a child?

Need to talk?

We’re here for you. Call freephone:

0508 326 459

Lines are open 24/7, or email us at

Get in touch if you think a child or young person may be:

  • unsafe or in danger of harm
  • suffering from ill-treatment, abuse or neglect
  • you’re not sure if you should be concerned, and want advice, or just to talk things through.

Learn more about identifying signs of abuse

After 5pm and on weekends social workers are only available for emergency situations, but we still urge you to call so we can assess your needs.

We’ll need some information from you when you make a report of concern:

More information about making a report of concern