Tiaki Taoka supports anyone wanting to seek further support. 
On this page we have provided some useful resources for whānau to utilise.



An independent charity that supports and advocates for our mokopuna in care.

Knowing your rights when you are away from home.


An Independent Crown entity that works with government, non-government and community organisations to advocate for and promote the importance of mokopuna whakaaro.

Tiaki Taoka Rakatahi Internship Programme
To provide rakatahi an opportunity to engage in the wider community by building skills for further education or employment.

Tiaki Taoka Rakatahi Advisory Roopū
A chance for mokopuna to participate in reviewing our service at Tiaki Taoka in a safe and positive environment, supported by our kaiāwhina.

Coming Soon


Tiaki Taoka Whānau Advocates and Support Kaiāwhina

Our whānau will be supported by our trained kaiāwhina as they navigate the child protection system.

Coming Soon


Tiaki Taoka Kaitiaki Roopū

A roopū designed to provide supervision opportunities for kaitiaki in an informal setting. This is a safe space where kaitiaki can wānaka, learn and grow.

Coming Soon

For whānau interested in becoming kaitiaki and would like to get the ball rolling. We have forms that you can download and email, post or request for pick up!



Community Law Otago

Offers free legal advice and information, representation and education to anyone in Otago.


Ministry of Justice

For anyone seeking free legal advice and support can contact the Ministry of Justice

25 College Street


Phone: (03) 471 9960 (Option 4)
Whānau Call Line: 0800 4 TIAKI (0800 484 254)

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