We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

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. 

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State of Care 2018: Maiea te Tūruapō Fulfilling the Vision - Supporting young people with at-risk behaviour to live successfully in their communities

Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation 

State of Care 2017: A focus on Oranga Tamariki's secure residences

State of Care 2016: What we learnt from monitoring Child, Youth and Family

State of Care 2015: What we learnt from monitoring Child, Youth and Family