13 Functions in relation to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

(1)

The Commissioner has the following functions in relation to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989:

(a)

to investigate any decision or recommendation made, or any act done or omitted, under that Act in respect of any child or young person in that child’s or young person’s personal capacity:

(b)

to monitor and assess—

(i)

the policies and practices of the department; and

(ii)

the policies and practices of any other person, body, or organisation that relate to the performance or exercise by the person, body, or organisation of a function, duty, or power under that Act or regulations made under that Act:

(c)

to encourage the development, within the department, of policies and services that are designed to promote the welfare of children and young persons:

(d)

on the Commissioner’s own initiative or at the request of the Minister, to advise the Minister on any matter that relates to the administration of that Act or regulations made under that Act:

(e)

to keep under review, and make recommendations on, the working of that Act.

(2)

In this section, child has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

Compare: 1989 No 24 s 411(1)(a), (b), (c), (h), (i)

Section 13 heading: amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 13(1): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 13(2): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).