Taking Action for Tamariki in Aotearoa

We’re advocating for changes to improve the care and protection system – and you can join us! Learn more about some of our actions in Aotearoa and how you can help below.

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Join our virtual hikoi to parliament

Family for Every Child’s Virtual Gallery is dedicated to the voices of children and young people from around the world, exploring the issues that affect them and their care. We’re excited to collaborate with VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai to support the “You Promised… Now Deliver!” campaign, and develop a gallery that highlights children and young people’s perspectives on care in Aotearoa via a virtual hikoi to parliament in this interactive advocacy tool. Hear their voices and learn about the issues by joining the hikoi below.

Take Action for Tamariki Webinar

Learn more about the urgent challenges within New Zealand’s care system and the need to work towards better outcomes for all tamariki and rangatahi in this webinar. Featuring panelists from VOYCE-Whakarongo Mai and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, this discussed the crucial commitments, policies, and practices required to improve outcomes for children who are unable to live in their home of origin, and the actions supporters and allies can take to support these.

Join the call for care over criminalisation in New Zealand’s youth justice system

One of the most important reasons why children end up in youth justice facilities is the lack of adequate support for families and caregivers. This is one of the reasons why we’re concerned about the Ram Raid Offending and Related Measures Amendment Bill, and have supported a joint submission and open letter to urge Members of Parliament to instead support evidence-based and children’s rights based solutions, over criminalising children. You can join us. Learn more about the bill and add your name to the letter here.

Tick 4 Kids: our planned next steps

Family for Every Child and our partners came together to put urgent asks to political parties on what needs to happen to improve Aotearoa New Zealand’s care and protection system. Each party’s responses were made available in a set of scorecards, so you could see where parties stand on key issues. Now, post election, we’re going to be working on holding Government accountable for the commitments they made, and advocating for the changes we need to see to protect our tamariki.