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


Life in Lockdown


13 Nov 2020

This report shares children and young people’s reflections of COVID-19 during a seven-week lockdown at levels 3 and 4 during March-May 2020 in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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State of Care: Children with Offending Behaviour


24 Aug 2020

This report considers the statutory response to children aged 10 to 13 years whose offending causes serious concern for their wellbeing.

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Considering children and young people in your cannabis referendum decision


21 Aug 2020

New Zealanders will soon be voting on a referendum to introduce a new approach to managing cannabis use.

Waitangi Tribunal Submission


30 Jul 2020

Submission to the Waitangi Tribunal in the matter of the Oranga Tamariki Urgent Inquiry (Wai 2915)


Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Ka puta te riri, ka momori te ngākau, ka heke ngā roimata mo tōku pēpi


8 Jun 2020

A report in relation to how pēpi Māori aged 0-3 months can remain in the care of their whānau.

Pēpi Māori and the care and protection system


16 Jan 2020

We published statistics alongside some information resources to help people understand what happens when reports of care and protection concerns for pēpi Māori are made to Oranga Tamariki.

Looking for our parenting guides or posters?

We have moved to online publication of our reports and guides and no longer have hard copies available to order. We have also discontinued the 'Behaviour' series of brochures and posters.

SKIP (Strategies with kids/Information for parents) has some helpful resources available for parents and those working with parents.

Our popular booklet 'Choose to Hug' is available to download.

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