Out of home placement (Out of Home (OOH) Care): Child or young person is currently in care in an out of home placement.
Potential Intensive Intervention (Potential II): Child or young person has left care and/or had a Family Group Conference (FGC) within the last year.
Recent involvement with Oranga Tamariki (Recent Oranga Tamariki): Child or young person has had a Report of Concern (ROC) within the last year.
Past involvement with Oranga Tamariki (Past Oranga Tamariki): Child or young person has previously had involvement with Oranga Tamariki, but not within the last year.
Known to Oranga Tamariki: Child or young person has had some previous involvement with Oranga Tamariki. This includes all children in the groups above.
Unknown to Oranga Tamariki: Child or young person has had no previous involvement with Oranga Tamariki
Statutory involvement: The young person has previously had Family Group Conferences (FGCs) and/or was previously in care
Sub-statutory involvement: The young person has previously been the subject of Reports of Concern (ROCs)
The Ministry of Health has defined 6 principal disability types (impairment types), these are contained in the table below along with examples of disability-related conditions
Intellectual: Down syndrome, developmental delay, intellectual disability, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome
Sensory: Blind or vision impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, glaucoma
Physical: Paralysis/paresis, cerebral palsy, amputation of limbs, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis
Neurological: Meningitis, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disease
Autism spectrum disorder: Includes autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s syndrome
Other: Includes epilepsy, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome
Indicators are not mutually exclusive, so the sum of children across indicator types will be greater than the total number of people.
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) funding data is linked to individual children within the Ministry of Education (MOE) Integrated Data Infrastructure data. This does not include ORS funding linked to schools (rather than individual children), other learning support services funded by MOE or by individual schools.
Limitations of the data
The main limitation associated with administration data sources is that they only reflect known and met need of children and young people, as detected by their service contact. This excludes children and young people with an unknown and/or unmet need, such as those who have impairments that are not yet diagnosed, who do not meet thresholds for funding, or who are not in contact with services.
From the dataset Children and Young People with Impairments June 2020, this data was extracted:
Sheet: Tables 25-27 - DSS age
Provided: 192 data points
Dataset originally released on:
About this dataset
This report provides an overview of children and young people in Out of Home care or with Oranga Tamariki involvement who are living with impairments and where this is identified by administrative data in Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).