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Monitoring

When mokopuna are in places of detention, it is critical that these places are monitored to ensure they are providing the highest possible standard of services for mokopuna. Our office is recognised as a National Preventative Mechanism under the Optional Protocol on the Convention against Torture (OPCAT). This means our Office has the power to access and monitor places of detention across Aotearoa.

When our monitoring teams visit these places of detention we speak to mokopuna and staff about what it is like in these facilities. Based on what we hear and see we then write reports outlining our findings. We use our professional relationships with these places of detention to highlight any concerns we may find which allows us to identify or prevent any instances of torture or ill-treatment.

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Mana Mokopuna

Mana Mokopuna is our approach to monitoring places of detention. It focuses on how places of detention impact on mokopuna, and whether inequalities for mokopuna Māori are continuously improving. The Mana Mokopuna approach monitors whether mokopuna Māori are supported to connect with their whakapapa.

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Where we monitor

We monitor places that the Government uses to detain mokopuna to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. These places include care and protection residences, youth justice facilities, remand homes, and Mother and Baby Units in prisons.

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Latest monitoring publications

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Te Oranga Care and Protection Residence report

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Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo Monitoring Report

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Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Moe ararā! Haumanutia ngā moemoeā a ngā tūpuna mō te oranga ngā tamariki

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Te Kuku O Te Manawa - Ka puta te riri, ka momori te ngākau, ka heke ngā roimata mo tōku pēpi

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