Poor financial management of sexual violence services has forced Oranga Tamariki to take the “additional measure” of reviewing what it did with all the funding it got in Budget 2019-20.
In a briefing released under the OIA, the ministry said it was doing the review of “financial management and controls to minimise the risk of the issues described in this report occurring again”, referring to a damning report into its sexual violence services project.
It said it would give the review to the government by the end of this month.
Read the briefing report from Oranga Tamariki: Budget 2019 Funding for Sexual Violence Services (PDF, 2MB)
In the briefing, OT admitted its “inadequate” work and “slow delivery” led to the project having to be shut down last August.
We did not get this right and we have let down the communities we were meant to be assisting.OT chief executive Chappie Te Kani told the Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis