Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Our role is to monitor the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018 (NCS Regulations). We monitor four agencies with custody and care responsibilities for tamariki
Children (plural) aged 0-13 yearsView the full glossary
and rangatahi
Young person aged 14 – 21 years of ageView the full glossary
- Barnardos, Dingwall Trust, Open Home Foundation and Oranga Tamariki, with a particular focus on tamariki Māori and those with disabilities. 

Part of our role is to see that agencies are doing what they need to, to enable tamariki to reach their potential and thrive. This means we do not monitor individual cases, but look at the systems and processes around their care, to ensure the agencies that look after tamariki and rangatahi are enhancing their wellbeing and life outcomes.

For tamariki

Watch our short animation videos in English and te reo Māori to know about our role and how we work.

Current focus

We are now in the second phase of our monitoring, which includes all the relevant NCS Regulations
(National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018 View the full glossary
. We are visiting communities around Aotearoa
New ZealandView the full glossary
, New Zealand, listening to the voices of tamariki
Children (plural) aged 0-13 yearsView the full glossary
, rangatahi
Young person aged 14 – 21 years of ageView the full glossary
, 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
, caregivers, Oranga Tamariki staff, non-government organisations and other government agencies. 

Our visits are supported by information we collect from agencies prior to the visit, which helps us better understand what the important issues are for that community. Every year we complete a report on agencies’ compliance with the NCS Regulations and the quality of care provided. We use the information gathered from community visits, in addition to data received from each agency, to analyse their compliance with the NCS Regulations.

Monitoring visits

Our monitoring schedule has changed slightly due to Covid-19. View our updated schedule from July 2021 to February 2023.

Our newsletter

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Our values

We are committed to our four core values - Kia Māia, Manaaki, Kia Pono, Kia Tika and Kia Huritao, to guide our mahi
WorkView the full glossary
.

Te Kāhui

Te Kāhui
To flock, to herd, to cluster and so denotes a groupView the full glossary
provides valuable advice and support for our monitoring assessment approach and how we work.

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