Minister for Children

Hon Karen Chhour is the Minister for Children (Oranga Tamariki) The Ministry provides support to any children who are at significant risk of harm. They also work with young offenders, reoffenders and those who are likely to offend.

Many children and young people who attend the services provided by the Ministry may present with symptoms of FASD. The Ministry can refer them to FASD assessment such that they and their family or guardians can receive adequate support and training. The Ministry also provides training to service providers and caregivers (e.g. social workers, teachers, etc.) who may work with persons affected by FASD.

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