Abbey's Place Childcare Centre - Licence Review Process and recommendations for improvement

Following the death of Malachi Subecz, the Chief Executives of six agencies, including the Ministry of Education commissioned Dame Karen Poutasi to review ways to improve how our agencies identify and respond to suspected child abuse. Her report was published on 1 December and is available here:

Final Report - Joint Review into the Childrens Sector [PDF, 2.9 MB]

In addition to Dame Karen Poutasi's report, the following media statement and Q&A are also avaliable: 

When the Ministry became aware of Malachi’s death, we undertook a review of the childcare centre he had attended, ultimately leading to the cancellation of the centre’s licence. We also initiated a review of our Ministry processes, and our report on this was provided to Dame Karen to help inform her review. This report is available here:

Abbey's Place Memo [PDF, 7.2 MB] 

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