Posts Tagged ‘Ombudsman’

School broke law when declining to enrol autistic boy Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Sacred Heart College declined a place for an autistic boy. Initially, it cited “high numbers of applicants”. Later it changed its explanation and said the boy wasn’t offered a place because he was not Catholic enough. Read more     Related Posts:Priest numbers decline for first time in decadeFor goodness sakeGiant ten commandments monument donated Read more

Ombudsman critical of the way college handled bullying complaint Comments 0

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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The Chief Ombudsman has criticised Sacred Heart College in Auckland over the way it dealt with a bullying complaint. Peter Boshier said the school had “failed to ensure the student was safe.” He called the Board of Trustees’ response to the complaint Siobhan Harvey made about the bullying of her son “unreasonable”. Boshier recommended the Read more

Compensation law change is “eye-for-an-eye” justice – Ombudsman Comments 0

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

A bill allowing victims to get part of the compensation paid to prisoners is “eye-for-an-eye” justice,  according to the Ombudsman Beverly Wakem. Some criminals have received large compensation payments for violation of their human rights. The Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims (Continuation and Reform) Amendment Bill will make permanent earlier temporary legislation which allowed victims of crime to Read more