We check that you, andand like you, are well looked after and have what you need.
We do this by collecting information from lots of places - you (and other tamariki and rangatahi), caregivers,(family), people who support you, and people who have a job with an organisation that provides services or support to you.
What you tell us will help us understand what needs to change to make things better for you and other tamariki and rangatahi in care, or who might need to go into care.
We(talk) with people one on one and in groups. We will make sure you feel safe so you can share your experience and thoughts. There are no right or wrong answers.
Watch our short animation videos in English or te reo Māori to find out about our role and how we work.
You can choose to with us, or not to. You can change your mind and stop talking to us at any time - you don't need to tell us why. You can also take a break if you want to and then carry on.
If there’s something that you don’t want to kōrero about, or if we ask you a question and you don't want to answer, you don’t have to. You are in charge of how you kōrero with us.
We write down the things you say so we don’t forget what you said, but we won’t write your name. No one will know it was you who said it.
We sometimes use quotes in our reports, but we will only do this if they do not identify the person who spoke with us.
If wewith you in a group, other young people may say things that they don’t want anyone else to know about, so please don’t share what they say with anyone.
After we have finished meeting with people in your community, we will share what we heard with you. We call this a 'share back' report.
This report includes some of the things you and otherand in your community shared with us. You won’t be able to tell who said what.
What we heard from your community, and from tamariki and rangatahi in other communities, gets put together for our big report about experiences across. We give this report to Ministers, people in Parliament and publish it on our website.
If you decide you want to change something you said, or ask us a question, you can contact us.
You, or someone you trust, can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a phone message on 0800 777 232 or text us on 3701.