Oranga Tamariki in the PSA

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Resources for our members working at Oranga Tamariki, such as key documents, updates, and more. 


There are four clusters, three are geographical, and the fourth comprises residences. Click on the links to see the delegates for each cluster.

  1. Cluster 1 – Upper North - Northland/Tāmaki Makaurau
  2. Cluster 2 – Lower North -Waikato down to Wellington
  3. Cluster 3 – South Island
  4. Cluster 4 – Residences

PSA is about being transparent and accountable to the membership, removing siloes and placing the members at the heart of the decision-making process.

We are an organic union that operates from the bottom up. The intent moving into the cluster model is to be much more regional focussed to increase engagement with members directly at the site level. We want members to be able to actively participate in the union with-out structural interference. We want to better know your hopes and desires as well as understand what existing operational challenges there are throughout our workplaces.

We are building our national and regional site delegate and health and safety representative networks by linking people together who share a common interest in both advocating and supporting their colleagues.

The practice expertise sits with members, and PSA will advocate for greater partnership in service design and ensure our aspirations for professional excellence in providing service to tamariki, rangitahi and whānau are delivered.

Eileen Kaveney is a PSA Rūnanga Delegate from Oranga Tamariki Lower Hutt Site, where she works as a Care and Protection Social Worker.

This korero is about Eileen's mahi in her role as our PSA Rūnanga delegate and how she incorporates her Māoritanga into her everyday mahi as a social worker.

The professional development fund is a PSA member only benefit for people working at Oranga Tamariki who are covered by the main collective. The fund is administered by three PSA delegate and three Oranga Tamariki representatives.

Applications for the fund can be sent to:

The application form and criteria can be found here:







Episode 8: Korero at PSA House

Episode 7: Return to Level 1

Episode 6: Manawatu Taranaki Regional Hui

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Episode 5: Workloads

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Episode 4: On the ground at Tāmaki Makaurau

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Episode 3: Strategic Engagement Meeting feedback


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Episode 2: FGC meeting and Residences update

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Introducing the latest development from your PSA organisers, convenors, and delegates, the PSA @ OT podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to help get the important messages to you, our members, as another medium in addition to our social media and newsletters. 

Episode 1: Introducing your organisers and convenors

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