Question Eleven

What learnings can be identified from the monitoring conducted in the previous period that can improve the Monitor’s processes, the Agency’s responses to information disclosures under regulation 69(1), and the Agency’s provision of information under regulations 85 and 84?

Learnings have been identified from the monitoring in this reporting period that can improve both the Monitor’s processes and agency responses.

The process has provided learnings for the Monitor regarding the need to revise the initial assessment framework and the need for Oranga Tamariki to provide consistent definitions and interpretation of the NCS Regulations for itself and the NGOs it contracts with.

It is evident that engagement with each agency is required to confirm and clarify information, to validate the information (including case information) as well as the requirement to consider many data sources, including staff, foster parents and children and young people and their whānau, hapū and iwi.

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