Oranga Tamariki in the PSA

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This page is intended as a resource for members from Oranga Tamariki to find key documents related to PSAs involvement in Oranga Tamariki. It also aims to provide a 'one stop shop' for other important info around projects, delegates and news.


Click here to see your National Delegates and your Rūnanga National Delegates for 2019-2021, or check out the Oranga Tamariki National Delegates map here or your National Office Delegates here.

Have a look through the tabs  below to find some useful items


We are mindful that Oranga Tamariki’s SOSHI2 mechanism is not always fit for purpose, and so the PSA have designed our own PSA at OT Incident Report.

Similar to the SOSHI2, the PSA at OT Incident Report is for members to report incidents that impact their health and safety in the workplace.

We still encourage members to always complete a SOSHI2 when appropriate, but we also strongly encourage members to complete this Incident Form to enable the PSA to construct a record of incidents of bullying and harassment, excessive workloads, and other issues that may impact kaimahi ora.

   CLICK HERE to download the PSA at OT Incident Report 2020*  

*Note: You will need to open the form from your desktop to send, you cannot fill it out and send from within your web browser. 

How does this form work?

This form is an  interactive PDF, which means all you have to do is:

1) Download the PDF
2) Open the PDF on your computer
3) Add your answers
4) C
lick the big red SUBMIT button to automatically attach the form to an email, addressed to psaotwhs@psa.org.nz .

If you experience any problems, you can email the form directly to psaotwhs@psa.org.nz

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:







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 13: Pink Shirt Day and reporting workplace incidents

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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  • PSA-Submission-on-Kairaranga-Role-Aug-2019 pdf | 560 KB | Last Changed: 13/08/2019 2:47pm

    The PSA Rūnanga national delegates wrote a submission about the Kairaranga role currently being consulted on.

  • Reccomendations-to-project-governance-SWRA-Admin-Review pdf | 166 KB | Last Changed: 13/08/2019 2:28pm

    This document was written to the Project Governance group from Oranga Tamariki with the recommendations from the SWRA/Admin delegate team. These recommendations were based on analysing the huge amount of feedback we got in consider this. There will be final results in all changes once we get a decision from Oranga Tamariki.

  • Oranga-Tamariki-CA-December-2018-to-June-2021 pdf | 11 MB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:17am

    This is the collective agreement covering the majority of workers within Oranga Tamariki.

  • Terms-of-settlement-OT-2018-2021 pdf | 1 MB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:14am

    This document supplements the collective agreement describing the agreements reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA in bargaining.

  • Terms-of-settlement-CYF2016 pdf | 1015 KB | Last Changed: 01/07/2019 3:23pm

    This is the terms of settlement from the last bargaining done under the CYF brand when CYF was a part of the Ministry for Social Development. Many of the commitments remain- for example those around transporting.

  • Change-process-protocol-final-2019 pdf | 82 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 3:09pm

    These are the high level principles that underpin how we at the PSA expect Oranga Tamariki to engage with us on different types of change. It is worthwhile knowing these so that members can ensure the organisation follows these and includes us at every stage.

  • PSA-Relationship-Agreement-14.6.18-Final pdf | 377 KB | Last Changed: 26/06/2019 1:59pm

    The relationship agreement describes how our delegate structures work, how we can escalate issues and also detail the agreements between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on delegate release and engagement. Individual sites then fill in a site agreement agreeing their specific needs.

  • Oranga-tamariki-casework-and-workload-survey pdf | 1.4 MB | Last Changed: 26/06/2019 2:00pm

    This is a survey undertaken of PSA members who held a caseload in 2018. Designed to update some of the basic data gathered in the 2014 Work and caseload review it captures critical information on the pressure on members and was sent to the Minister.

  • OT-Gender-Pay-Gap-Action-Plan-final-2019 pdf | 133 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:35am

    The PSA work with Oranga Tamariki every year to put together a gender pay action plan. Every agency in the public service is required to have a gender pay action plan and look to eliminate gender bias at every stage in the employment life cycle. (Recruitment, promotion etc.) The PSA monitor progress on this work throughout each year.

  • Gender-Pay-Gap-Data-Analysis-for-SSCfinal pdf | 159 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 9:38am

    This is the data that we look at and continue to monitor for the purposes of eliminating gender and ethic bias within Oranga Tamariki when it comes to pay and progression. Take a look- still lots of work to be done.

  • Terms-of-Settlement-for-SW-Pay-Equity-Claim- pdf | 256 KB | Last Changed: 27/06/2019 2:34pm