26 Jan 2024

Oranga Tamariki unsure over access to primary health for children in care according to report

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 26 January 2024

Oranga Tamariki doesn't know whether it has been implementing basic health checks for the children under its care, according to a new report from the Independent Children's Monitor.

The review reveals a lack of compliance and poor record-keeping for doctor and dentist visits.

The chief executive of the Independent Children's Monitor, Arran Jones, says the message is simple: caregivers must note down whether the child has been to the doctor - and if not, get them there.

Jones spoke to Corin Dann.