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Final report on the investigation into the death of Riri-o-te-Rangi (James) Whakaruru, born 13 June 1994, died 04 April 1999

Contributor(s): New Zealand. Office of the Commissioner for Children.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. Office of the Commissioner for Children 2000Description: 62 p.; 30 cm.Subject(s): CHILD HOMICIDE | CHILD PROTECTION | FAMILY COURT | NZCYPS | PHYSICAL ABUSE | RISK FACTORS | CHILD ABUSE | NEW ZEALANDDDC classification: 362.76 FIN Online resources: Read Executive Summary | Govt response, Feb 2001 Summary: This report, by the New Zealand Children's Commissioner, presents the findings of an inquiry into the death of 4-year-old James Whakaruru in April 1999. The report examines the violence in James' family and how child protection, police, health and education authorities responded to the family and to James in particular. The report highlights agency failings, particularly in relation to interagency communication and collaboration, which were viewed as significant contributors to James' death. A range of recommendations are made for the improvement of interagency communication and the necessity for active involvement of family/whanau in child welfare decisions.
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Executive Summary available online: http://www.occ.org.nz/childcomm/resources_links/reports_publications Keywords: Investigations; Government investigation; Case study; Death review Audience: Government agencies Topic area: Learnings

This report, by the New Zealand Children's Commissioner, presents the findings of an inquiry into the death of 4-year-old James Whakaruru in April 1999. The report examines the violence in James' family and how child protection, police, health and education authorities responded to the family and to James in particular. The report highlights agency failings, particularly in relation to interagency communication and collaboration, which were viewed as significant contributors to James' death. A range of recommendations are made for the improvement of interagency communication and the necessity for active involvement of family/whanau in child welfare decisions.