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Worried About a Child?


If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 111.

Contact Oranga Tamariki if you think a child or young person may be:

  • suffering from ill-treatment, abuse or neglect
  • experiencing abuse but you’re not sure if you should be concerned, and want advice, or just to talk things through.

Call freephone 0508 326 459 (open 24/7) or email

The information you provide is known as a report of concern. For guidance on making an effective report of concern, download Safeguarding Children’s free resource here.

Report Tip

If you phone Oranga Tamariki:

  • Keep a written record of what you report
  • Ask the representative to repeat your report back to you to ensure accuracy
  • Note the name of the representative you spoke with

ANYONE who is worried about a child or young person can make a report of concern.

Safeguarding Children

Charities Number: CC49059
NZBN: 9429043276134

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