We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.


What's new

Read Social Housing Minister Amy Adams press release on the Beehive website.

16 March 2017

From 16 March 2017 new Enduring Powers of Attorney to be made on these new forms.

13 March 2017

Tenders are open for the reconfigured Elder Abuse and Neglect Response Service. Please register interest at GETS.

08 March 2017

The voices of young people are being reflected right from the start, with the release of the visual identity of Oranga Tamariki.

06 March 2017

Loving foster carers fill this void for children and young people every day-it changes lives. On Foster Care Awareness Week, 5-11 March, we honour them for this incredible gift.

16 February 2017

The Ministry of Social Development has undertaken a research project into the Reoffending patterns for youth undertaking Police Alternative Action.

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