Ombudsman reports

We have provided a number of reports in response to the investigations and recommendations by the Ombudsman.

He Take Kōhukihuki | A Matter of Urgency - Quarterly reports

Reports on the recommendations of the Chief Ombudsman investigation: He Take Kōhukihuki | A Matter of Urgency

The Chief Ombudsman investigated the following areas of practice when a new-born baby is removed from their parents, whānau or other caregivers:

  • decision-making around applying to the Family Court for a without notice interim custody order, including the evidence used by Oranga Tamariki to seek this order
  • practices around the removal of a baby when an order is granted. This will include looking at how Oranga Tamariki works with other parties involved, such as district health boards, iwi and Police.

Published: January 30, 2023