Children

Ministers

Release

The Government will introduce a ‘circuit-breaker’ response aimed at quickly addressing the repeat offending of a small group of children and young people, Minister for Children Kelvin Davis, Minister of Police Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

Hon Kelvin Davis Rt Hon Chris Hipkins Hon Carmel Sepuloni
Speech

Before I begin I want to acknowledge the Oranga Tamariki frontline workers, those who are out in our communities’ everyday doing their best to support our most vulnerable children and their families.

Hon Kelvin Davis
Speech

Evidence shows us that involvement with care and protection does not place children and young people on the path to offending. However, we know that if we don’t make a difference in the lives of the young people coming into youth justice, some of them will offend again and may end up in the adult system. Whakatakapokai gives us a chance to make a big difference.

Hon Kelvin Davis