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Who is eligible for this service?


To recieve assistance, you must be a permanent caregiver and meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are a special guardian under S113(A) of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, or

  • You have orders under the Care of Children Act 2004, or

  • You provide a permanent living arrangement for tamariki who have been in custody of Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children.


Permanent caregivers can contact the PCSS at any time until the tamariki in their care are 18 years old to request assistance.

Social workers/caseworkers are available between 8.30 AM and 5.00 PM

Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Email anytime or call us during office hours.

Permanent Caregiver Support Service
8 Sharkey Street, Manukau

Telephone: 0800 367 7277

For further information, you can also

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