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We check that organisations supporting and working with tamariki
Children (plural) aged 0-13 yearsView the full glossary
, rangatahi
Young person aged 14 – 21 years of ageView the full glossary
, and their whānau
Whānau refers to people who are biologically linked or share whakapapa. For the Monitor’s monitoring purposes, whānau includes parents, whānau members living with tamariki at the point they have come into care View the full glossary
are meeting their needs, delivering services effectively, and improving outcomes.

We monitor compliance with the Oranga Tamariki Act and the associated regulations, including the National Care Standards. We also look at how the wider system (such as early intervention) is supporting tamariki and rangatahi under the Oversight of the Oranga Tamariki System Act.

Oversight system

We’re working with the Ombudsman and Mana
Prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charismaView the full glossary
Mokopuna, the Children and Young People’s Commission, to provide strengthened oversight of the oranga tamariki system.

Returning Home from Care report

Our latest report looks at the experiences and practices surrounding tamariki
Children (plural) aged 0-13 yearsView the full glossary
and rangatahi
Young person aged 14 – 21 years of ageView the full glossary
cared for at home while in State custody.

Experiences of Care report

Our 2021/2022 report on Experiences of Care in Aotearoa
New ZealandView the full glossary
was published in February 2023.

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