When you’re in a hole, stop digging
The incoming government needs to wake up and have a critical look at the child protection monster that is Oranga Tamariki, writes Dr Ian Hyslop There is always risk of a chronic disconnect between the policy and operational arms of public service...
Child protection’s culture of silence
Oranga Tamariki’s refusal to acknowledge systemic issues within the organisation is intolerable, writes social worker and social work researcher John Darroch.
‘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?
Child protection system out of control
The self-serving centralised bureaucracy of child protection in NZ has spiralled out of control, argues Ian Hyslop.
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
Police review Lake Alice file
Child victims of a notorious North Island psychiatric hospital are still doubtful charges will be laid
UN slams Lake Alice torture response
Official investigations into abuse at Lake Alice psychiatric hospital were effectively a sham, UN finds
NZ’s own ‘taken generation’
Today we launch a powerful new video story by Newsroom investigations editor Melanie Reid into the attempted ‘uplift’ of a newborn baby from its mother at a maternity ward by the children’s agency Oranga Tamariki.
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.