Oranga Tamariki staff abuse demands answers better than the questions being asked this election

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Oranga Tamariki review: Agency refers 28 complaints over staff conduct to police

Oranga Tamariki has referred 28 complaints over staff conduct to police since a review into the agency’s secure residences began three months ago.

Three people are facing charges stemming from 46 complaints or allegations put to a new Incident Management Team established alongside the review.

Since June, Oranga Tamariki has also removed 22 staff from residences in response to the complaints, which range from inappropriate language and supplying contraband to physical and sexual assaults.

An external Rapid Review of Oranga Tamariki Secure Residences was begun in June after six staff were stood down over allegations of serious misconduct.

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Four staff were linked to a video of young people being encouraged to fight in early June and, later in the month, two more were removed from residences after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

When youth offenders climbed onto the roof of an Oranga Tamariki detention centre and were coaxed down with KFC, the New Zealand ZB Lynch mob went into a feeding frenzy.

‘How dare we use KFC to coax these kids down’ screamed the New Zealand ZB Lynch mob who seemed to feel that snipes should have been used to bring the children down.

Turned out that the kids had escaped onto the rood because hilariously the staff were arranging Lord of the Flies fight clubs that they were then filming.

These staff get 2 weeks training…

Two men charged with organising fights between children inside Oranga Tamariki

Two Oranga Tamariki staff members have appeared in court, charged with organising fights at a secure youth facility.

The men, aged in their 20s, appeared before a registrar at the Manukau District Court on Wednesday, charged with ill-treating a child.

Court documents allege the men were involved in “facilitating fights” between boys.

Both men were remanded on bail with interim name suppression.

…mungo no understand?

Where’s the outrage New Zealand ZB Lynch mob? Where’s the rage that these kids were being forced to fight club each other and that it was this violence that drove them to the roof in protest?

The New Zealand ZB Lynch mob were so aroused by screaming at the use of KFC to coax frightened kids protesting at the violence staff were meting out on them, that no one cared why the kids were up there in the first place!

This Fight Club is the very reason why the Children’s Commissioner should have oversight rather than a faceless useless panel inside the Education Review Office which is what Labour changed it to!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s almost as if there was no warning that children in state care are being abused, oh wait – there was – last year, the headline reads…

Almost 500 children, teenagers in Oranga Tamariki care harmed during 2020-21

…that was published in March of 2022.

It is now September of 2023.

How is this acceptable after the Historic Review into State abuse of children?

The Minister has called for another bloody inquiry when the bleeding obvious is confronting us – these detention centres are obscene and grim and violent and underfunded and under resourced because no one gives a fuck about these kids!

These are the broken children who are awaiting trial or the broken children already abused by the State!

There has not been the investment into the facilities, and there are no plans to do it either!

They will create the smokescreen of an inquiry when the bleeding obvious is the answer – MORE FUCKING MONEY!

Labour will cry out they don’t have the money to do that, which is a lie. They could properly regulate Capitalism and Tax The Rich and we would have the money for this social infrastructure.

Allowing poverty and abuse to co-govern our detention facilities into operating Staff supported fight clubs is an obscenity.

Pretending to not know this is happening when report after report has highlighted all the conditions exist to create these exact abominations is an obscenity.

Removing the Children’s Commissioner as independent oversight of Oranga Tamariki is an obscenity.

Not taxing the rich to properly fund these facilities is an obscenity.

Blaming kids being filmed by staff to compete in fight clubs for climbing onto the roof of their detention centre is an obscenity.

The Minister’s response that more metal detectors at the detention centres is the solution is an obscenity.

Nothing will get better under National or ACT, it will be far worse.

 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Great leap of logic here….apparently organised fights by Oranga Tamariki in Auckland drove youths onto the roof in Christchurch?

    • If one facility is having organised fights is it that hard to believe conditions at another facility aren’t great either?

  2. Now all this has come out into the open, it’s no surprise that Labour removed the Childrens Commissioner from oversight of Oranga Tamariki. I believe they also tinkered with the supposedly independent judicial process in this matter too.

    There’s a scandal here, yet to be fully uncovered.

  3. ACT: Oranga Tamariki is terrible and proves why the state should never take care of kids
    Also ACT: How dare these kids protest the awful conditions of Oranga Tamariki

  4. ACT: Oranga Tamariki is terrible and proves why the state should never take care of kids
    Also ACT: How dare these kids protest the awful conditions of Oranga Tamariki

  5. ACT: Oranga Tamariki is terrible and proves why the state should never take care of kids
    Also ACT: How dare these kids protest the awful conditions of Oranga Tamariki

  6. ACT: Oranga Tamariki is terrible and proves why the state should never take care of kids
    Also ACT: How dare these kids protest the awful conditions of Oranga Tamariki

  7. ACT: Oranga Tamariki is terrible and proves why the state should never take care of kids
    Also ACT: How dare these kids protest the awful conditions of Oranga Tamariki

  8. ” Nothing will get better under National or ACT, it will be far worse ”

    Bomber you mean under neo liberalism version two it will be far worse.

    The purple parties are the gate keepers for the free market which pervades every level of politics and the establishment and has created these conditions and worsened them thanks to free market austerity that harms so many of our exploited communities and then punishes them for its own ends when crime becomes a tough law and order issue they can exploit.

  9. How many of these youth come from single-parent or dysfunctional families? Oranga Tamariki needs to be fixed but why is no effort put into preventing children from becoming problems in the first place?

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