1 Jul 2019

New youth and family laws bring radical overhaul to OT

From First Up, 5:45 am on 1 July 2019

Oranga Tamariki will be shaken up today, with new youth and family laws coming into full force. The law requires the ministry provide a practical committment to the Treaty of Waitangi and support care leavers until they turn 25. It's being hailed as having the ablilty to usher in a revolution by the Childrens Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. He spoke to our Youth Affairs Reporter, Katie Doyle about the changes.