Posts Tagged ‘Oranga Tamariki’

Lack of consensus with Oranga Tamariki needs fixing fast

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Oranga Tamariki

There is a worrying and “growing gap” in the care of at-risk children and young people. It exists between families with risks that are too complex for charities to manage – and the point where Oranga Tamariki will get involved. New Otago University research says a “clearer consensus” is needed as to when cases indicating Read more

Only 19% of children in State home care get weekly visit

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
children in state home care

Children in state care still need better support when the state sends them home. An Independent Children’s Monitor report, Returning Home From Care, looks at experiences and practices when children and young people’s parents care for them while in state custody. Report findings As at 30 June 2022, 627 children and young people in care Read more

Teachers not trained to spot child abuse, reporting optional

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Safeguarding Children

Teachers and childcare staff aren’t taught how to spot child abuse. If they suspect – or even know – a child is being abused, it’s up to them to decide if they’ll pass on their fears to agencies. Both these things have to change, say child advocacy campaigners. They want teachers and daycare staff to Read more

Abuse worse than ever for children

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

The fact our children and youth are suffering increased abuse is sad and distressing, says Children’s Commissioner, Judge Frances Eivers. Eivers’ comment comes as abuse of New Zealand children in state care keeps increasing. Oranga Tamariki’s new Safety of Children in Care Report says almost 500 were harmed in 2020-21 alone. The reported statistics are Read more

Nearly 30 children have died in state care in New Zealand since 2017

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Nearly 30 children have died in state care since Oranga Tamariki’s inception and an expert says the organisation has failed to deliver on its promises. Of the 27 children who have died since April 2017, five died by suicide, 15 from natural causes, five from accidents, and two as a result of child abuse, homicide Read more

Hawke’s Bay’s grim reality: Oranga Tamariki gets thousands of reports of child abuse

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Tens of thousands of reports of concern about child abuse in Hawke’s Bay have been made to Oranga Tamariki in the past five years, but less than 4 percent have been substantiated. The grim statistics were released to Hawke’s Bay Today under the Official Information Act for the years 2016 to 2021. The data covers Read more