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 #7: Supporting Young People on Remand to live Successfully in the Community

State of Care #6: Maiea te Tūruapō Fulfilling the Vision - Supporting young people with at-risk behaviour to live successfully in their communities

State of Care #5: Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation 

State of Care #4: A focus on Oranga Tamariki's secure residences

State of Care #3: What we learnt from monitoring Child, Youth and Family

State of Care #2: Move to child-centred culture must begin now

State of Care #1: What we learnt from monitoring Child, Youth and Family