must devolve resources to community - report
A “self-centred” Oranga Tamariki with weak systems and a propensity for being blown off course must shift from reaction to prevention and share more decision-making powers with Māori, yet another scathing review into the ministry has concluded.
The Government has accepted all of the recommendations of the report from its ministerial advisory board, including the development of a new, community-focused operating model and greater support and training for social workers.
Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis set up the board in January to provide independent advice on what was happening within the ministry.
The board was tasked with reporting back on Oranga Tamariki’s organisational culture, most recently called into question earlier this year following a Newsroom investigation into the treatment of vulnerable children at its specialised care and residence facilities.