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Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced the creation of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, signalling a ‘whole of sector’, child-centred approach which will transform the way we work with vulnerable children and young people.

Important changes have been made to the way Child, Youth and Family works with vulnerable children and young people, families and whānau, and caregivers who provide loving homes for children.

Let a young person know just how remarkable they are by nominating them for a William Wallace Award.

Ten awards were presented to extraordinary caregivers and caregiver couples at the Excellence in Foster Care Awards ceremony held at Government House on Friday, 11 March.

“You deserve a medal”… This statement is often a flippant remark made in passing, but when it comes to being a foster carer, it’s true - they do deserve a medal for opening up their homes and hearts to vulnerable children who can’t live in their own homes.