Oranga Tamariki staff have been making inquiries at Gloriavale, the controversial West Coast religious sect.
It was confirmed to 1 NEWS today that staff of the government department have been on site at the Gloriavale commune recently.
There's been a long history of allegations of sexual and physical abuse within the Gloriavale community.
A former senior member was convicted of child sex abuse last year and its founder spent time in prison in the mid 1990s.
A Gloriavale spokesperson told 1 NEWS that it was not interested in commenting on the situation.
Police have also not confirmed any investigations.