Oversight of the oranga tamariki system
The oranga tamariki system is responsible for providing services and support to
and and their under, or in connection with, the Oranga Tamariki Act. This includes services and support such as early intervention, emergency help, care, youth justice and transitions out of care. This also includes work to support whānau wellbeing and reduce risks to tamariki.
Lots of organisations are involved in the oranga tamariki system. There are government organisations such as Oranga Tamariki, Police, Health and Education organisations,
, hapu, and Māori social services as well as community non-government organisations.
Three oversight agencies work together to check that law is being applied correctly, services are being delivered effectively, and that those services are improving outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.