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Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children

Oranga Tamariki lead New Zealand’s efforts to protect children and young people.

Its services include:

  • working with children, young people and their families
  • funding organisations to support communities to protect and help children
  • helping young people accept responsibility for their offending and supporting them so they do not re-offend
  • providing residential and care services for children who need care and protection and for young people who offend
  • assessing people who wish to adopt children and reports to the Family Court on adoption applications
  • helping people access information about past adoptions.




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