Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

Reporting of child abuse

15 Reporting of concerns to chief executive or constable

Any person who believes that a child or young person has been, or is likely to be, harmed, ill-treated, abused, (whether physically, emotionally, or sexually), neglected, or deprived, or who has concerns about the well-being of a child or young person, may report the matter to the chief executive or a constable.

Section 15: replaced, on 1 July 2019, by section 18 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).