An annual report on the quality of services provided to vulnerable children
The Children's Commissioner is mandated to monitor the services provided to children under the Child, Young Persons and their Families Act, 1989.
The State of Care report series is an annual summary from our independent monitoring of the policies, practices and services of Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children. It includes feedback from children and young people about their experiences in the system.
Since our inception, we have monitored the policies and practices of Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF).
We are mandated to carry out this function under the Children's Commissioner's Act.
Our monitoring framework aims to support a continuous learning culture in Oranga Tamariki, and encourages the sharing and implementation of best practice across the organisation.
In developing our new framework, we agreed what constitutes good practice with Oranga Tamariki, so when we engage with staff on our visits, and give feedback on their performance, we are working from a shared understanding of what best practice looks like.