VOYCE-Whakarongo mai - Kia Tika, Kia Pono (consultation and co-design with care experienced young people)

Start Date
Tue, 28 November 2023 - 10:00 am
End Date
  • Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of care-experienced young people?  

  • Do you want to learn co-design principles, best practices, and actionable steps to create positive change in your organisation? 


‘Kia Tika, Kia Pono: A consultation and co-design opportunity’ invites practitioners, service providers, and organisations to engage in meaningful dialogue and collaborative design processes with care-experienced young people. It promotes principles of equity, transparency and fostering just and ethical practices. 


Together we will explore:  

  • The importance of co-design with care-experienced young people 
  • Understanding care-experienced perspectives  
  • Gaining insights into the lives of care-experienced youth sharing personal stories 
  • The power of listening 
  • Co-design in practice  
  • Best practices for collaborative design processes 
  • Successful co-design initiatives and practical applications 


VOYCE–Whakarongo Mai, founded in 2017, is a distinct charitable organisation dedicated to advocating for the rights of tamariki and rangatahi who have experienced the care system in Aotearoa. It was formed through collaboration, with input from those with care experience. VOYCE's mission is to amplify the voices of young people with care-experience, working to bring about positive changes for individuals and transform the broader care system. 


For those interested, we are offering an online webinar on Tuesday 21 November: VOYCE–Whakarongo Mai - advocacy for tamariki and rangatahi in care. For more information click here: https://wharaurau.org.nz/events/voyce-whakarongo-mai-advocacy-tamariki-and-rangatahi-care


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This webinar will be recorded. The recording of this presentation will be available in the Resources tab within a few weeks after the session takes place. 


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Mary-Lynn Huxford

National Care-Experienced Youth Participation Advisor

Ko Mary-Lynn Huxford tōku ingoa.  

No Te Whanganui-a-tara ahau.  

Kei Tamaki Makaurau ahau e noho ana i tenei wa.  


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Tupua Urlich

Kaitiaki-National Care Experienced Lead

Tamatea Arikinui te tangata 

Ko Ngāi Te Rangikoianake te hapū 

Ko Kahuranaki te maunga 

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