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From: Jason McIntosh
Dear Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children,
Witnessing first hand the law breaking , protocol breaching , perjury and forgery that some of your staff commit without a second thought , has the Ministry for Children and the Family court planned for the huge inevitable compensation payments that will need to be made to console its massive list of victims in the future ?
Has senior management considered the huge savings both financial and emotional that could be achieved simply by insisting that the many 'Social Workers' simply obey the Ministries own rules and guidelines?
Why is it usually mandatory for your ministry to invent evidence of immediate danger so that the child is rehoused? Isn't this move supposed to be used as an absolute last resort in your Ministries own guidelines ?
Knowing that a child suffers emotional and often physical harm when removed from its family why does the 'Ministry for Children' remove so many children from loving parents when the Orangi Tamariki Act discourages such emotion torture ?
From: OIA_Requests (OT)
Dear Mr McIntosh
Please find attached a response to your OIA request of 1 June 2018.
PO Box 546, Wellington 6140
P E: OIA [email address]