‘The tip of the iceberg’
Since publication of Newsroom’s extensive investigation into serious issues at Oranga Tamariki, our inbox has been flooded with stories from more current and former employees.
Māori leaders repeat call for OT resignations
Following Newsroom’s investigation into a litany of concerning practices within the country’s child protection agency, Māori leaders are again calling for the dismissal of its chief executive, Grainne Moss, and children’s minister Tracey Martin. Will they be listened to this time?
Glimmer of hope for Lake Alice victims
Police start “initial” investigation into abuse at a notorious psychiatric hospital
Becroft adds pressure to police review
The Children’s Commissioner responds to a UN committee’s decision about the torture of children at Lake Alice
Māori: fund us to protect babies
A Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki child uplifts says funding must be turned over to whānau to end generations of state wrongs against families.
UN slams Lake Alice torture response
Official investigations into abuse at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital were effectively a sham, UN finds
Oranga Tamariki overhaul after damning report
An internal investigation into Oranga Tamariki’s attempts to uplift a newborn from its mother in Hastings has found a litany of failures - and the chief executive has promised change.
Changes to child welfare need all aboard
How big a part should the state play in the country’s child welfare system, and how much is it over to the broader community? Laura Walters listens in on a seminar on past mistakes and future solutions.
‘No second chance’ to fix child welfare system
“We blew it, all of us,” the Children’s Commissioner says of earlier reforms - we cannot make that mistake again.