Response to Ko Te Wā Whakawhiti: It’s Time for Change

Published: August 12, 2020

Here we publish the Oranga Tamariki response to the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency led report Ko Te Wā Whakawhiti: It’s Time for Change released on 3 February 2020.

At the National Iwi Chairs Forum in February 2020, the report’s findings and recommendations were accepted by Minister for Children, Hon. Tracey Martin. She then directed Oranga Tamariki to map current actions required to deliver support to strengthen whānau so that the need for children to be taken into care, is reduced.

We have now undertaken that work. This response outlines actions we have taken, partnerships we have made with iwi and Māori organisations, and lists actions where work is still required.