7 Nov 2019

Oranga Tamariki admits failings after attempted baby uplift

From Checkpoint, 6:14 pm on 7 November 2019

Oranga Tamariki has apologised and admitted failings in the way it tried to remove a baby from her mother in Hawke's Bay earlier this year.

The agency says it will now make changes to its approach, while the Minister for Children says she won't be asking for the agency's boss to resign.

Following the Newsroom coverage of the attempted uplift, there was an internal investigation, that the family refused to take part in.

And as several other iwi-led investigations are underway, Oranga Tamariki says it will change its policies and connect with whānau better.

Mani Dunlop reports.