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Children and young people are loved, safe and nurtured

Status: 
Ongoing
Lead agency: 
Oranga Tamariki
Timeframe: 
From 2019

Oranga Tamariki is responsible for delivering better outcomes and reducing disparities for Māori across its services. This will involve working alongside iwi and Māori organisations to support whānau to stay safely together at home through intensive intervention services, the delivery of responsive transition support services for young Māori, and new whānau care partnerships to increase the number of Māori caregivers.

Oranga Tamariki is working with iwi to co-design and implement models of ‘Whānau Care’ that will ensure mokopuna are connected through their whakapapa to well-supported whānau, hapū or iwi caregivers. It also conducted surveys of young people receiving transition support services, to better understand how those services are contributing to their successful transition to adulthood.

The inaugural section 7AA annual report was delivered in July 2020.   

An Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board has been established to provide independent advice and assurance, commencing 1 February 2021, with an initial report expected by 30 June 2021.