A whistle-blower has released CCTV footage to Newsroom, showing staff at Care and Protection Facilities – run by Oranga Tamariki for youths put in state care by the Family Court – using unapproved techniques to restrain young men. Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis stated: “I’ve asked Oranga Tamariki to review each of the four residences to make sure there isn’t a system-wide problem.” Davis acknowledged there has been a reduction in the amount of qualified social workers at the facilities, with more youth workers – for whom there are no specific qualification requirements – filling the gaps.