30 Jan 2024

Record number of children being harmed in Oranga Tamariki care: report

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 30 January 2024

A new report shows more children than ever are being harmed in Oranga Tamariki care.

The agency's latest Safety in Care report shows more than 500 children were harmed in the year ending June 2023, up from 450 the year before.

Oranga Tamariki quality practice and experiences deputy chief executive Nicolette Dickson says the findings are disappointing, but the agency has made improvements.

Tupua Urlich of the advocacy organisation VOYCE Whakarongo Mai spoke to Corin Dann.