Being in care can be challenging from time to time, all you have to remember is that there are lots of great people out there who are happy to answer questions or help support you.
So if you find that you are in a bit of a jam and could do with assistance to help get you unstuck, please do not hesitate to reach out. Below are some of the services available to you.
BEING IN CARE
If you have questions related to your rights and wellbeing in care, The Office of the Children’s Commisioner advocates for the rights of children and young people in law, policy and practice and they monitor services under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act.
0800 55 89 89
Oranga Tamariki has extended support to young people leaving care and youth justice as they transition to adulthood through our new Transition Support Service – designed to ensure young people leaving care have the support and opportunities they need to successfully transition to adulthood and achieve their goals. If you’ve been in foster care or in a youth justice residence, you may be eligible for support so call the team.
Lawyer for Child
YouthLaw Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki is a free community law centre for children and young people nationwide.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
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Free call 0800 376 633
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Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. The service is completely free.