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Advocacy In Action

VOYCE has created a special comic book both in Te Reo Māori and English. This tells a beautiful and touching advocacy story about a child in the care system. Please have a read and allow yourself to be empowered by the positive possibilities that can come from making your voice heard.

HE KŌRERO WHAKAMANA

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Children’s voices need to be kept at the centre of all the decisions made about them.

CARE STORIES Every care experienced person’s story is a unique and special gift. These deeply personal words have been graciously shared with us by wonderful people with extraordinary strength of character. VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is very grateful to them for enriching us all with their powerful stories – each of which has been assigned a random number as a special tribute to the close to 6000 care stories presently being lived in New Zealand.

OUR STORY We are VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai, which stands for the Voice Of the Young and Care Experienced – Listen to me. We believe the voices of children and young people in care need to be kept at the centre of all the decisions made about them. We are a totally independent non-governmental organisation that exists to amplify the voices of children in care and ensure that they are heard. VOYCE was codesigned by children with care experience for children with care experience.

HOW VOYCE – WHAKARONGO  MAI ADVOCATES FOR YOU

  • VOYCE will listen to you about your care experience

  • We will help you to get the information you need

  • We support you to think about who is best placed to help you share your views

  • We will help you to express your views on any matter

  • VOYCE will help you to understand any decisions which may impact on you and will explain why those decisions were taken.

Amplifying your voices and standing up for you.

GET TO KNOW US

OUR NEWS

Here are some of the exciting things that VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai have been doing lately. Ultimately it’s about creating meaningful change in the care system as envisioned by children in care.

ALL NEWS

Being in care can be challenging from time to time. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out.

HELP LINES

OUR EVENTS

Come along to a VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai event, meet other children and young people in care, have fun and be heard!

ALL EVENTS

Awesome individuals share their experiences in care so you can learn how they take on life

LONG STORY SHORT

OUR PARTNERS