Nau Mai, Haere Mai

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.

Experiences of Care in Aotearoa 2022/2023

Published February 2024

Our report on agency compliance with the National Care Standards Regulations for the period 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.

Access to Primary Health Services and Dental Care

Published January 2024

A review of access to primary health services and dental care for children in care

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.

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