Child protection system out of control
The self-serving centralised bureaucracy of child protection in NZ has spiralled out of control, argues Ian Hyslop.
Oranga Tamariki running for cover
Vivienne Martini, who worked for OT and its predecessor CYFS for 15 years, says the case of the boy badly injured at his home in Flaxmere raises deep issues about the practices at the children’s ministry.
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
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.
‘Tears of our tupuna’ as Māori meet for change
They gathered in their hundreds to call for action on Oranga Tamariki. Will the Government listen?
A vacuum for a Māori voice in Parliament?
As the Government struggles with Oranga Tamariki and Ihumātao, some wonder whether a new political movement will rise.
Māori front-footing uplift issue
There’s a great deal of positivity after the weekend hui called to deal with the uplift of Māori children.