Reviews and inquiries

Reviews and inquiries into Oranga Tamariki and the care and protection system.

In May 2019, our attempt to bring a new-born pēpi Māori into care in Hastings attracted media and public scrutiny.

This event also led to several reviews and inquiries into the way we work, including the legislation we work under, our policies and practice. The reviews mainly focused on:

  • how pēpi enter the care and protection system
  • how Māori are impacted by the care and protection system.

This section also includes information about the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care, and our role in this.

Published: May 4, 2022