Oranga Tamariki's handling of an attempted uplift of a 6-day-old baby from a young mother in June was shameful.

And while Oranga Tamariki boss Grainne Moss was quick to own the agency's mistakes, she undermined her own credibility by failing to do the same for herself.

The internal review into the Hawke's Bay case, released today, said it was right for Oranga Tamariki to be involved, but the way it went about it was riddled with errors.


These included "little evidence" of attempts to build relationships with the father and mother, poor consultation with the wider family, and an