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All our caregivers who provide loving homes to vulnerable children make an incredible difference in their lives. Every year the Excellence in Foster Care Awards celebrate this inspiring dedication by acknowledging exceptional caregivers who go the extra mile to provide care, support and encouragement to vulnerable children and young people.

This morning Minister Tolley released legislation documents that relate to transition support for young people in care.

Since 2015, students from Massey University's Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme have been progressively transforming blank wall areas of the Palmerston North Youth Justice Residence with works that combine Māori art forms street art and pop culture.

Today, on National Social Workers Day, we celebrate the incredible difference social workers make in children’s lives.

Read stories about couples across the country who've forged strong bonds with children in their care.

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.