The Children’s Commissioner of New Zealand announced in June 2019 that his Office would undertake a thematic review of the policies, processes and practices of Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children relating to care and protection issues for pēpi Māori (Māori infants) aged 0-3 months.
This first report, released in June 2020, presents the insights gained from interviews with mums and whānau (family) who had experience with pēpi (aged 0-3 months) who had either been removed, or were at risk of being removed, from their whānau by Oranga Tamariki or its predecessor Child, Youth and Family. From these interviews as well as the statistical snapshot and process map, we identified six key themes and six areas for change.
Access the printable version, overview of statistics, and other materials here.
Read the second report: Te Kuku O Te Manawa: Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga o ngā tamariki