All children have the right to be loved, to be nurtured, to be treasured and to belong.

The goal is that all children are safe in their whānau and homes, that they have their basic needs for quality food and shelter met, that they are connected to relationships and support and that they have access to services.

Work in our other key result areas (reducing addiction and family violence and improving housing) will have a direct impact on improving child wellbeing.

The current care and protection system does not work for many of the tamariki and whānau involved due to a complex systemic mix including service fragmentation and sectoral competition, inadequate and siloed funding systems, ineffective sub-contracting and one-dimensional deliverables.

Family Services Directory: Youth