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

Download the PDF about Mana Mokopuna

To reference Mana Mokopuna, please include the full title: “Mana Mokopuna – Understanding the experiences of children, young people and their whānau to improve the services of Oranga Tamariki” and a link to the PDF on our website. 

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Background to Mana Mokopuna

Mana Mokopuna is the approach we have developed to monitor the services provided under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

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How we use Mana Mokopuna

When interviewing children and young people individually, we ask them what is happening for them in relation to each of the desired experiences.

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The Concept of Mana Mokopuna

Identity and belonging are fundamental for all children and young people to thrive. For mokopuna Māori, being supported to have a positive connection to their identity is critical to their wellbeing.

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Mana Mokopuna Artwork

In 2018, we commissioned artist Miriama Grace-Smith to create an artwork that captured the essence of mana for tamariki and rangatahi while incorporating all the principles of Mana Mokopuna.

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