This Family for Every Child podcast episode explores the context for children and young people with care experience in New Zealand.
Family for Every Child, CEO, Amanda Griffith, is joined by Tracie Shipton and Tupua Urlich from VOYCE-Whakarongo Mai, a new member organisation of the Family for Every Child alliance.
VOYCE-Whakarongo Mai was co-designed by children with care experience, for children with care experience, and exists to advocate for the approximately 6,000 children in New Zealand with care experience (be that foster or kinship (whānau) care). Tracie is VOYCE's CEO and Tupua is the National Care Experienced Lead.
Together they discuss the origins of VOYCE-Whakarongo Mai, the organisation's advocacy achievements to date and how it works to address the over-representation of children of Māori descent within the care system in New Zealand.
Find out more about VOYCE here: www.voyce.org.nz