in response to Oranga Tamariki 'generational change'
Even if the latest report into Oranga Tamariki contained little in the way of surprising revelations, its words would have stung nonetheless.
The ministerial advisory board tasked by Children's Minister Kelvin Davis with assessing the ministry's culture and processes found a “self-centred” organisation with weak systems, failing to properly engage with Māori and too easily blown off course by unexpected events.
Its solutions – a greater role for Māori and more emphasis on professional development for social workers, among other recommendations – would also be no shock to those who had followed the results of prior inquiries into the care and protection system.
So can this report result in meaningful change where previous inquiries had not?