1 Feb 2024

Nearly half of OT children not often seeing social workers

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 1 February 2024

Nearly half of children in Oranga Tamariki care are not seeing a social worker as often as they should.

The Independent Children's Monitor has released another grim report into the agency tasked with caring for vulnerable tamariki.

Its annual report on state care found instances of children being neglected or abused while in care increased, despite there being fewer kids in the system.

Niva Chittock reports.