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Our Monitoring Framework


Child abuse and neglect

1 August 2015

Since our inception, we have monitored the policies and practices of Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children.

We are mandated to carry out this function under the Children's Commissioner's Act.

In late 2013 we developed a new framework (attached below). We wanted to ensure that our monitoring was as effective as possible within the constraints of our mandate and our limited resources.

The new framework aims to support a continuous learning culture in Oranga Tamariki, and encourages the sharing and implementation of best practice across the organisation.

In developing our new framework, we agreed what constitutes good practice with Oranga Tamariki, so when we engage with staff on our visits, and give feedback on their performance, we are working from a shared understanding of what best practice looks like.


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