'You will see change'
The government created the advisory group in January to help reform Oranga Tamariki, as part of its response to widespread criticism of the ministry's policy of removing vulnerable children from their families.
The panel has this morning released its report and three over-arching recommendations, which the government has accepted.
Minister for Children Kelvin Davis said the recommendations will see a major shift in decision making and will encourage communities to work with Oranga Tamariki to protect children.
"We know Oranga Tamariki has not lived up to it's name," Davis said. "I asked for this job and I knew the challenges I would face and those challenges are real. But I also knew that while difficult, this mahi was perhaps the most important I will ever do."
"You will see change."