Care and Protection of Tamariki Māori in the Family Court System

Kaupapa Māori models now required to reduce disparities and measure outcomes.

The government departmental and judicial system for making decisions about the care and protection of tamariki Māori when their whānau are in crisis needs urgent societal attention. A Kaupapa Māori approach is required to make the best use of the opportunities available in the recently amended legislation to avoid the further systemic undermining of Māori and their whānau.

Williams, T., Ruru, J., Irwin-Easthope, H., Quince, K., Gifford, H. (2019). Care and protection of tamariki Māori in the family court system (Te Arotahi Series Paper, May 2019 No. 01). Auckland: N.Z. Published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

AUTHORS: Tania Williams; Professor Jacinta Ruru; Horiana Irwin-Easthope; Associate Professor Khylee Quince; Dr Heather Gifford
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