Section 70A and
Research Brief – February 2019
Section 70A and Children Page 2
This brief was prepared by Moira Wilson, Ministry of Social Development (MSD),
Catherine Harrow, Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki), and Fiona
Cram, Katoa Ltd.
The authors are grateful to members of the MSD Research Ethics Panel for their advice,
and to Ross Mackay and Tim Maloney (MSD), Dr Michael Fletcher (School of
Damian O’Neill (Oranga
Tamariki) – Understanding
young people with high
needs transitioning out of
Dr. Duncan McCann (Oranga Tamariki) –
Educational Insights into Children in Care
Access to the data presented was managed by Statistics New Zealand under
strict micro-data access protocols and in accordance with the security and
confidentiality provisions of the Statistic Act 1975.
These findings are not Official Statistics. The opinions, findings,
Voices of children and key adults in their lives
Experiences of Education for Children in Care 14 June 2019
PART 1: Voices of children in care
and key adults in their lives
• interviews with 23 children and
‐ 16 Māori
‐ 4 NZ European
‐ 1 Māori/Pacifica
‐ 1 NZ European/Māori
‐ 1 African
• interviews with 13 caregivers,
10 social workers and 12
What happens first?
When we’re first contacted, a social worker will ask questions about what’s happening and assess what should happen next.
This includes considering the urgency of the concern, finding out more about what might be happening, and deciding whether we need to be involved.
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CARE AND PROTECTIONWe are committed to keeping children in Oranga Tamariki custody safe and promoting their wellbeing.The graphs below indicate how we are performing at finding placements for children and young people that are most like home.
Out of Home Placement type for Longer Term Placements
The number of c...