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A major increase in funding and availability of support will improve the incomes and reduce the pressure on 14,000 caregivers looking after more than 22,000 children.

A major expansion of the free and healthy school lunch programme, funded through the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, will see around 200,000 more New Zealand children get a free lunch every school day and create an estimated 2,000 more jobs.

The 2020 Budget includes significant support to stabilise New Zealand’s family violence services, whose work has been shown to be so essential throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Government is making progress on improving the wellbeing of the one million New Zealanders under the age of 18,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on World Children’s Day.

Nelson’s Salisbury School is to be rebuilt, creating a modern and suitable learning environment for students at the residential special school, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and A

The review of Oranga Tamariki practice around the planned uplift of a Hastings baby in May shows significant failings by the Ministry and that the planned and funded changes to shift from a child crisis service to a proper care and protection service need to be accelerated, Children’s Minister Tracey Martin said today.

Children in 30 primary and intermediate schools will begin receiving a free lunch every school day from term one next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

The Minister for Children Tracey Martin has announced the terms of reference for the Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children review into the case of the Hawkes Bay mother and her baby.

“I have listened to the concerns being raised about recent events, and I know that many people have been deeply impacted,” Tracey Martin said.

The Wellbeing Budget will continue the Government’s drive to make New Zealand into the best place in the world to be a child, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

For the first time, young New Zealanders leaving the care system will be supported as they move to adulthood and independence.

Breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence and better supporting survivors is a major feature of the Wellbeing Budget, with the Government delivering the largest ever investment in family and sexual violence and support services.

Oranga Tamariki will conduct the first ever full review of the financial assistance provided to foster and other caregivers, Children’s Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

The first Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Awards for exceptional young people in state care will be presented at a ceremony in Parliament next week, Children’s Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

Cabinet has agreed to fund a pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki social workers, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today.

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children has created a new unit and reporting system to reduce the harm experienced by children in care, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today.

More caregivers are receiving expert support, with the launch of a new nationwide phone line by Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children.

The Government has today begun discussions with groups who work with, and support, children and their families as the first step in developing a Child Wellbeing Strategy to improve children’s lives.

Groups help develop Child Wellbeing Strategy

24 May 2018

Budget 2018 reinforces the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving care and assistance for the children and young people most in need, says Minister for Children Tracey Martin.

The first of 14 regional hui for Oranga Tamariki providers to discuss building and commissioning stronger services for children, was held in Nelson yesterday.

Social services dealing most directly with the harm caused by family violence will get much needed support as the Government boosts funding to front line agencies for the first time in ten years.

The Government has provided more than $27 million to Oranga Tamariki so that it can provide better support for children and young people in care or youth justice services, Children’s Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

The name change for Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children officially takes effect today.