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Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki

The journey to achieve oranga tamariki starts here and now. Guarding the wellbeing of our children is a huge, but exciting challenge - one that every New Zealander has a hand in. Will you join us?

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IF YOU BELIEVE A CHILD IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL THE POLICE ON 111

ABOUT

Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children supports children and young people in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm. It also works with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Visit our website: www.mvcot.govt.nz

OUR VISION

New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else.

OUR PURPOSE

To ensure that all tamariki are in loving whanau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.

OUR CORE SERVICES

  • Prevention and early intervention to keep children and young people safe
  • Intervention services that work intensively with families and whanau with the aim of keeping children safe in their own homes.
  • Care support so that our caregivers can provide stable homes and loving care for children and young people who can't safely stay with their own families or whanau.
  • Youth justice to help young people accept responsibility for their actions and support them so they don't reoffend.
  • Transition into adulthood support as young people find their feet in the world

CONTACT US

If you are worried a child or young person you know could be at risk of harm from abuse or neglect, contact us:

Freephone 0508 326 459 (lines open 24/7)
Email contact@mvcot.govt.nz

Visit our website for more contact details

IF YOU BELIEVE A CHILD IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL THE POLICE ON 111