Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Our role is to check that organisations supporting and working with tamariki
Children (plural) aged 0-13 yearsView the full glossary
and 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
and families, are meeting their needs, delivering services effectively, and improving outcomes.

We monitor compliance with the Oranga Tamariki Act and the associated National Care Standards Regulations. We do this through monitoring system performance and looking at outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi who engage with agencies in the system.

We also look at the quality of practice, and identify areas for improvement, across the wider oranga tamariki system under the Oversight of the Oranga Tamariki System Act.

Updates to our monitoring schedule

In our March newsletter, we announced changes to our monitoring schedule.

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Experiences of Care report released

Our annual 'Experiences of Care in Aotearoa
New ZealandView the full glossary
' report has been released. The reports covers the period 1 July 2021-30 June 2022.

Newsletter: Experiences of Care report released

Our February newsletter focused on the key themes from the Experiences of Care report.

Raumati update

In our end of year update, we talked about our upcoming report release, our first 'deep dive' report and the expansion of our monitoring role.

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Monitoring visits

Our monitoring schedule through to June 2026 is now available.


Our newsletter

Read our latest newsletter and other updates to know what's happening at the Monitor.

Our latest report

"Experiences of Care in Aotearoa
New ZealandView the full glossary
: Agency Compliance with the National Care Standards and Related Matters Regulations".

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We're growing our team. Find out about career opportunities at the Monitor.


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