seen tackling child in video
None of the staff at a care and protection residence where youth workers allegedly used excessive force on a teen had received refresher training on techniques for physical interventions, a union says.
Oranga Tamariki chief executive Sir Wira Gardiner announced on Thursday that the agency would close care and protection residence in Christchurch, Te Oranga.
It comes after a video, published by Newsroom on Tuesday, showed three staff members at the facility twice tackling a boy aged about 13 to the ground once while he was restrained in a secure room.
All 60 Te Oranga staff will be asked to stay home on full pay from 12am on Monday. New staff are being brought into the residence.
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