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Assessments and removals of pēpi Māori into State care made earlier

January 31, 2020 at 1:50 PM

From the Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft has today released statistics showing there are persistent and intergenerational inequities in the removal of pēpi Māori into State custody.

The data also shows assessments and removals of pēpi Māori are happening earlier. There is an increasing trend towards making decisions before birth to take babies into custody after they have been born, and this trend is greater for Māori than non-Māori.

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has published the statistics alongside some information resources to help people understand what happens when reports of care and protection concerns for 0-3-month-olds are made to Oranga Tamariki.

The resources have been developed as part of a review currently underway into what needs to change to allow pēpi Māori aged 0-3 months to remain in the care of their whānau when Oranga Tamariki have been notified of care and protection concerns.

The resources are:

  • an infographic of key care and protection statistics
  • an statistical snapshot of care and protection statistics over the past 16 years
  • a ‘process map’ style overview of relevant legislation, policies and practice requirements for Oranga Tamariki in this area, and
  • a description of the rights framework underpinning the care and protection system.

Click here for more information including links to the resources available for download



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