Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill

57 Review of Act

(1)

The Minister must arrange for an independent review of the operation and effectiveness of this Act and the operation of the Monitor under this Act.

(2)

The review must consider—

(a)

whether the functions, duties, and powers set out in this Act adequately give effect to the purpose of this Act; and

(b)

whether the Monitor is—

(i)

working efficiently and effectively with Ombudsmen and iwi, hapū, iwi, and Māori organisations; and

(ii)

being effectively supported by agencies and their contracted partners in the Oranga Tamariki system, and whether there is any evidence that the Monitor is being obstructed in performing their functions, duties, or powers under this Act; and

(iii)

appropriately resourced to efficiently and effectively discharge their functions, duties, or powers under this Act and to support the resilience of the Oranga Tamariki system; and

(c)

whether any amendments to this Act are necessary or desirable.

(3)

The review must commence no later than 5 years after the commencement of this Act.

(4)

The findings of the review must be reported to—

(a)

the Minister; and

(b)

the Minister responsible for the Monitor; and

(c)

the Minister responsible for administration of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989; and

(d)

as far as they relate to Ombudsmen, the House of Representatives.

(5)

The Minister must present a copy of the report on the review to the House of Representatives no later than the 12th sitting day after receiving the report.