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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Immediate changes in baby uplift policy after critical review
Oranga Tamariki Grainne Moss

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The chief executive of Oranga Tamariki, Grainne Moss, says she is profoundly sorry at the way her department let down the whānau when it tried to uplift a six day old boy from Hawke’s Bay Hospital earlier this year.

Speaking after the release of a review into the incident which was captured n a widely-shared documentary, Ms Moss said she has made immediate changes to ensure it doesn’t happen again,

They include a change to the use of interim section 78 orders which are sought from the Family Court when social workers fear for the imminent safety of a baby.

"If we do need to remove a baby because of immediate and imminent danger without family involvement, the evidence base needs to be very high but my expectation is that would be the exception, not the rule. So any baby would be removed only with good conversations with the family and where possible hapu and iwi," Ms Moss says.

She says relationships with hapū and iwi are making the difference to the way the department is working.
 

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

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%.
Oranga Tamariki review: Deplorable, despicable and unacceptable !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury, The Whānau Ora report into Oranga Tamariki is out, and it is a deplorable, despicable and unacceptable read!
Marama Davidson's Tamaki Makaurau attempt a chance for the Māori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the problems for the Green Party is that it is essentially a middle class party focused on alienating Identity Politics over and above the actual environment.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

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

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm