Davis demands formal review

of Oranga Tamariki uplift

Oranga Tamariki has been asked to carry out an internal investigation into an uplift after officials failed to satisfy the Children's Minister's demands for an explanation

Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has ordered Oranga Tamariki to conduct a formal case review of the uplift documented in a Newsroom investigation, after officials gave him unsatisfactory explanations for the actions displayed. 

News of the ministerial demand comes after a High Court judge ordered Newsroom to remove a video documentary on Oranga Tamariki social workers removing children from their 'forever' foster home.

In an interview, the minister told Newsroom he had watched most of the video and had called Oranga Tamariki officials into his office for a “please explain”.

“I was disturbed by what I saw - it was absolutely heartbreaking…

Link to article: Davis Demands Formal Review Of Oranga Tamariki Uplift | Newsroom


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