Second monitoring report
We have published our second report outlining agency compliance with the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018 (NCS Regulations).
As with our initial report, this report focuses on regulations 69 and 85, which relate to reports of abuse and neglect of children and young people in care, and, as appropriate, regulation 86, which requires agencies to have a system for self-monitoring.
This second report outlines our findings for the six-month period from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019. Links to agency responses to the report can also be found on our website.
In presenting this second report, we would like to acknowledge the impact this year so far has had on individuals, whānau, businesses and communities.
With restrictions, social distancing and “bubbles” becoming the norm, we thank the monitored agencies for their continued focus on our most vulnerable tamariki and rangatahi, while balancing their own families, and still being able to provide us with the information needed to produce this report.
Me mihi ki a koutou mō ngā pukumahi katoa i roto i ēnei wā rerekē. Thank you for all of your hard work during these unusual times.
Summary of findings – 1 October 2019 to 31 December:
- All agencies were compliant with regulations 69, 85 and 86 from a policy and procedure perspective.
- In response to regulations 69 and 85, Barnardos and Dingwall Trust reported no cases of abuse or neglect and therefore testing of their compliance was not required; Open Home Foundation reported one allegation of abuse or neglect and Oranga Tamariki reported 392 allegations of abuse or neglect.
- Based on information provided, Open Home Foundation was compliant with regulations 69 and 85.
- Based on information provided, Oranga Tamariki was partially compliant. It has been successful in ensuring a child’s plan is reviewed, and there has been improvement in reviewing caregiver plans and providing support. However, significant focus and improvement is needed in the timeliness of investigations and assessment, the recording and reporting of information, and in letting tamariki, rangatahi and relevant parties know about the outcome.
View the report online