Tamariki and rangatahi need your help to recover

The damage and destruction caused by the recent floods has been devastating for tamariki, rangatahi, their whānau and the communities in which we work. The immediate response to this disaster is underway; we need to start to thinking we long-term support for tamariki, rangatahi, their whānau.

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Your support will mean tamariki and rangatahi have someone they can talk to

The immediate response to this disaster is underway; we need to start to thinking we long-term support for tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau. Following the floods and cyclone, we know that some tamariki and rangatahi will be feeling scared, worried, isolated, and anxious; and in need of support and advice from a trained Barnardos counsellor.

0800 What’s Up is a free and confidential phone and online chat service that gives tamariki and rangatahi a place to talk about anything.

0800 What's Up relies on generous supporters to help keep the helpline open from 11am – 11pm, seven days a week. Your donation today will help mean that any child or young person who is feeling scared, worried, isolated and anxious, can receive the help that they need.

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With your donation, 0800 What’s Up can provide long-term counselling and support to children and young people, now and over the coming months.

Foster Care Awareness Week

6-12 March

Read more about how we support tamariki, rangatahi and caregivers in our Foster Care service.

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Our mission in Child and Family Services is to enhance the mana of tamariki and whānau through relationship and connection.

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Current covid restrictions

On Monday 12 September 2022 at 11.59 pm Aotearoa New Zealand moved to a new long-term approach to managing COVID-19.

The Government announced that this decision was based on public health advice and reflected the high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand The Government Traffic Light System COVID-19 Protection Framework has now been retired.

Face coverings in Barnardos Offices and Centres are no longer required.

You may choose to continue wearing a face covering if you wish. All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19.

If you have any questions regarding access to our services, please give us a call on 0800 227 627 or email [email protected].

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