Monday June 26, 2017   Last updated 03:39AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Oranga Tamariki policy ignores poverty and whanau
Waateanews.com

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A big thumbs down for the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki.

A study by Otago University senior social work lecturer Emily Keddell of the Government’s direction on child protection services says the aims of the reforms need to be broadened from being economically oriented to socially oriented, and there needs to a more holistic goal of child and family wellbeing.

Dr Keddell says the causes of abuse have been individualistically framed, downplaying key evidence about the relationship between child abuse, social inequalities, poverty and community factors.

She also questions whether the Government is putting too much faith in market mechanisms to deliver required prevention services through third party contractors.

As Maori are over-represented in child-welfare cases, flaws in the system will have disproportionate effects on whanau and hapu Maori.

These include a child rescue approach that least to children being removes earlier and placed in permanent care arrangements, which diminishes the importance of family, whanau, iwi and community relationships.

The report, commissioned by AUT’s Policy Observatory, says nowhere is the reality of parenting within resource-poor contexts taken into account, nor the damage of removal to children acknowledged.

Copyright © 2017, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Rheumatic Fever
E-Tangata-18062017
Waatea TV
 
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams and the work of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League
Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams and the work of the Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League
Sports commentator Ken Laban on Paakiwaha
Ken Laban takes a look at the sports from the weekend and looks ahead to whats ahead in the sporting world
Lydnsay Proctor on Paakiwaha
Former Auckland rugby league player Lyndsay Proctor
Sir Mason Durie is the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake award
A commitment to making a difference in the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders - and ensuring Maori play a significant part in the future of the country - has seen Sir Mason Durie awarded the Blake Medal at this year's Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.
Helen Leahy Te Putahitanga pouarahi/Chief Executive host Whanau Ora Summit
This week, 18 groups from around the South Island will converge on a Christchurch marae for an event celebrating Maori success. The annual symposium for Te Putahitanga o te Waipounamu will run over three days at Nga Hau e Wha Marae in Aranui from 21-23 June. Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the agency the government tasks with commissioning Whanau Ora funding across the South Island. It has grown leaps and bounds since its establishment in July 2014 and staff will host more than 150 guests in Aranui to mark three years of progress.
Ataahua Papa Auckland councils Matariki programme curator
Auckland council Matariki events in and around Tamaki Makaurau
1 Henare Kingi | Nga take torangapu o te wa
Nga mahi huhua a te peremia a Bill English
5 Adrian Wagner | Te reo ora o Matariki 2017
He kaupapa whakanui i nga tau toru tekau o te reo irirangi Maori o Te Upoko o te ika, tuia ki teena, he waa maumahara hoki i a Erana Hemmingsen
Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all.
Marae TV phone message racism highlights ignorance
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Marae TV employee Blake Ihimaera had a phone message accidentally left on her phone from a company they were looking to hire a car from.
Time to turn the tables on the tobacco companies
WILLIE JACKSON: We have a violent crime wave in our community and it is time we were honest about.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.