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

We are not part of Oranga Tamariki or any other government agency.

Monitoring work

We monitor the policies and practices of Oranga Tamariki and other organisations contracted by Oranga Tamariki to provide care services for children, young people and their whānau.

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Investigation

We have the mandate to investigate any concerns on a case by case basis or to monitor Oranga Tamariki’s investigation and resolution of any complaint.

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Development

We work with Oranga Tamariki to support the design, development and implementation of what is intended to be a world-leading care and protection, and youth justice system in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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COVID-19 Monitoring

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand moved into a level 4 lockdown for almost five weeks. This decision had particular implications for children and young people living in secure residences.

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