Our current role is to highlight how
and are being cared for in State care. We do this by monitoring the systems and processes around their care, not individual children, to ensure the agencies that look after tamariki and rangatahi in care are enhancing their wellbeing and life outcomes.
We report our findings to the Minister for Children, and hold monitored agencies to account by reviewing, measuring, and comparing findings each year, and making reports publicly available.
Our reports highlight good practice and identify areas that require improvement. It is this sustained focus, rather than just issues-based enquiries, that improves oversight of the system and allows the public to measure improvement. We publish agencies’ responses to our findings.