max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am
Ed Sheeran

Pressure on to speed up Oranga Tamariki reform

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Children’s Minister says a review showing significant failings by her ministry in the attempted uplift of a Hastings baby in May show the shift of Oranga Tamariki a child crisis service, to a proper care and protection service needs to be accelerated.

Tracey Martin says while Oranga Tamariki had legitimate reasons to be concerned about the safety of the baby, it went about things the wrong way.

The review highlighted some of the practice changes needed to support the wider policy shifts being made to build a better child care system.

She endorsed moves made by chief executive Grainne Moss to change the processes for taking children into care and put more resources into holding Family Group Conferences so family and whānau have a chance to have their say.

She also wants Oranga Tamariki to review the subsequent child provisions to make sure there are no unintended consequences, and to ensure that there is a path back for those parents who have turned their lives around to get their children back.

While the ministry needs to do better for all children, a focus must be to partner with Māori to turn the results around for Māori.
 

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

MUMA2


E-Tangata-10112019
LETSLEARN-86
 
Armed Police & Cannabis prohibition - 2 examples of bias against Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The stats when it comes to Māori cannabis convictions and shootings by armed Police make for sobering reading.
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology
The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.
National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

National's new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and anti-human

0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am