Estimates of appropriations

Vote Oranga Tamariki - Social Services and Community Sector - Estimates 2021/22

Vote Oranga Tamariki#

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for the Public Service (M66), Minister for Children (M93)

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERING THE VOTE: Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children (A32)

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR ORANGA TAMARIKI - MINISTRY FOR CHILDREN: Minister for Children

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Children is responsible for the appropriations in this Vote for the 2021/22 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $1.354 billion for investing in children and young people including, statutory intervention and transition ($917 million), prevention and early support ($404 million), intensive response ($23 million), and policy advice and ministerial services ($10 million)
  • a total of over $85 million for capital expenditure
  • a total of just over $10 million on adoption services
  • a total of over $5 million on reducing youth reoffending social bond pilot
  • a total of $4 million for an independent connection and advocacy service, and
  • a total of over $1 million for independent advice on Oranga Tamariki.

The Minister for Children is also responsible for a capital injection to Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children of nearly $73 million in 2021/22 financial year.

The Minister for the Public Service is responsible for one appropriation in this Vote for the 2021/22 financial year for a total of over $8 million for the Crown response to the Royal Commission of inquiry into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations#

  2020/21 2021/22
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Adoption Services (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the management of services, incorporating education, assessment, reporting, counselling, and mediation, to all people who are party to adoption-related matters, past or present.
10,561 10,561 10,015

Crown Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions (M66) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of support to deliver a coordinated and effective Crown response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions.
10,055 10,055 8,489

Total Departmental Output Expenses

20,616 20,616 18,504

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children - Capital Expenditure PLA (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children; as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
60,200 60,200 85,518

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

60,200 60,200 85,518

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Connection and Advocacy Service (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to supporting an independent connection and advocacy service for children and young people in statutory care.
4,000 4,000 4,000

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

4,000 4,000 4,000

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Investing in Children and Young People MCA (M93) (A32)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure New Zealand's vulnerable children and young people have positive outcomes.
1,280,053 1,279,597 1,353,769

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Intensive Response

This category is limited to intensive response services for children and young people exhibiting needs which place them at risk of harm and/or requiring a statutory intervention.
24,093 24,093 23,566

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

This category is limited to providing policy advice and other support to the Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
10,976 10,976 9,793

Prevention and Early Support

This category is limited to providing prevention, awareness and early support programmes and services to identify and support children, young people and their families at risk of poor life outcomes.
395,454 395,454 403,736

Statutory Intervention and Transition

This category is limited to providing statutory care and youth justice services, and services to transition children and young people from statutory intervention.
849,530 849,074 916,674

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

1,280,053 1,279,597 1,353,769

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

1,364,869 1,364,413 1,461,791

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

Evaluation and Auditing Expenses for the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the costs of evaluating and auditing the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 300
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 300
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 70
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 155
Estimate for 2021/22 75
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Independent Advice on Oranga Tamariki (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the expenses incurred in providing independent advice and assurance to the Minister for Children for discharging portfolio responsibilities.

Commences: 01 February 2021

Expires: 30 June 2023
Original Appropriation 2,580
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 2,580
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 645
Estimate for 2021/22 1,290
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 645

Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the outcome payments incurred under the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 24,000
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 24,000
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 10,205
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 8,623
Estimate for 2021/22 5,172
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations#

  2020/21 2021/22
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 1,364,869 1,364,413 1,461,791
Total Forecast MYA Departmental Output Expenses 155 155 75
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses 9,268 9,268 6,462

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

1,374,292 1,373,836 1,468,328

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children - Capital Injection (M93) (A32) 67,461 67,461 72,806

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Improving Financial Assistance for Caregivers

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Statutory Intervention and Transition - 151 488 489 488
Departmental Output Expenses          
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme

Adoption Services (M93)

- 89 113 114 114

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Intensive Response - 21 26 27 27
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services - 74 94 95 95
Prevention and Early Support - 1,659 2,116 2,135 2,121
Statutory Intervention and Transition - 4,268 5,441 5,493 5,459
Departmental Output Expenses          

Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children - Capital Injection

         
Capital Injection - 15,965 - - -
Continuing to Support Social Services Delivery for Community Services Providers

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Prevention and Early Support - 8,500 8,030 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki

Adoption Services (M93)

- 396 435 - -

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Intensive Response - 92 101 - -
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services - 330 362 - -
Prevention and Early Support - 7,387 8,100 - -
Statutory Intervention and Transition - 18,438 20,124 - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Continuing to Meet the Assessed Needs of Children in Oranga Tamariki's Care

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Statutory Intervention and Transition - 17,240 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry

Crown Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions (M66)

- 8,489 - - -
Departmental Output Expenses          
Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Working With Communities and Whanau to Support Parents and Reduce Risk

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Prevention and Early Support - 1,142 1,808 2,402 2,648
Departmental Output Expenses          
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions

Adoption Services (M93

- 33 33 33 33

Investing In Children and Young People MCA (M93)

         
Intensive Response - 8 8 8 8
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services - 27 27 27 27
Prevention and Early Support - 611 611 611 611
Statutory Intervention and Transition - 1,571 1,571 1,571 1,571
Departmental Output Expenses          

Oranga Tamariki- Ministry for Children - Capital Injection

         
Capital Injection - 4,000 - - -

Total Initiatives

 

-

90,491

49,488

13,005

13,202

Summary of Financial Activity

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 3,100 18,132 26,542 37,172 34,039 34,039 18,579 10,462 29,041 14,705 13,638 13,638
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 4,848 23,612 - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 982 5,922 10,214 8,306 60,200 60,200 85,518 - 85,518 83,318 48,600 24,800
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 147,699 816,161 943,201 1,087,217 1,280,053 1,279,597 1,353,769 - 1,353,769 1,329,683 1,325,006 1,338,455
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

156,629 863,827 979,957 1,132,695 1,374,292 1,373,836 1,457,866 10,462 1,468,328 1,427,706 1,387,244 1,376,893

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

Capital

The increasing trend from 2016/17 is due to the new Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children operation for a full financial year in 2017/18, compared to the three months in 2016/17.

The capital expenditure trend increased by $51.894 million in 2020/21 mainly due to $25.060 million for transforming the care system to improve safety and wellbeing of children in care, $23.329 million for the transfer of assets from Vote Social Development and $2.735 million for reducing the risk of critical systems. The trend continues to increase from the 2021/22 to 2022/23 years and then decreases from the 2023/24 year as Oranga Tamariki completes the capital investments that support the establishment of the new Oranga Tamariki operating model predominantly funded through Budget 19.

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)

The increasing trend from 2016/17 is due to the new Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children operating for a full financial year in 2017/18, compared to the three months in 2016/17.

The increasing trend for 2018/19 of $127.040 million is mainly due to:

  • increased expenditure for youth justice raising the age and managing remand pressures ($12.198 million) and meeting the increased costs of remuneration and children in care ($40.040 million)
  • increased expenditure for transforming the care system ($32.486 million) and transition support service ($3.214 million)
  • additional expenditure resulting from the social worker pay equity settlement ($9.592 million)
  • increased expenditure to progress the delivery of Oranga Tamariki's new operating model ($9.529 million)
  • increase arising from changes to the consumer price index on the foster care allowance ($2.932 million)
  • increased expenditure for the families package ($5.673 million), and
  • increased expenditure as a result from expense transfers for transforming the care system and transition support service ($6.690 million).

The increasing trend for 2019/20 of $144.016 million is mainly due to:

  • increased expenditure for youth justice raising the age and managing remand pressures ($25.957 million)
  • additional expenditure resulting from the social worker pay equity settlement ($13.353 million)
  • increased expenditure resulting from meeting the increased costs of remuneration and children in care for the year ($42.746 million)
  • increase in expenditure of $116.611 million for new initiatives received in Budget 19, mainly for transforming the care system ($70.590 million), transitions support service ($11.615 million), youth justice services ($15.303 million), intensive intervention services ($3.950 million) and sexual violence services ($6.112 million),and
  • offset by the reduction in expenditure due to cessation of time limited funding of $49.954 million.

The increasing trend for 2020/21 of $192.380 million is mainly due to:

  • increased funding of $31.794 million for Budget 19 initiatives mainly for transitions support services ($9.866 million), youth justice services ($14.564 million) and sexual violence services ($5.421 million)
  • additional funding for the increased costs of remuneration and meeting the increased costs for children in care ($59.463 million)
  • additional funding through the COVID-19 response and recovery fund ($11.879 million)
  • increased funding for the social worker pay equity settlement ($4.568 million)
  • increase funding for the impact of consumer price index on the foster care allowance ($1.950 million), and
  • increased funding of $18.712 million for the disestablishment of the existing departmental output expense appropriations data, analytics and evidence services, policy advice ministerial services into the investing in children and young people multi-category appropriation from 1 July 2020
  • increased funding of $76.450 million as a result from expense transfers carried forward from 2019/20 to 2020/21, and
  • offset by the reduction in expenditure due to cessation of time limited funding of $13.800 million.

The increasing trend for 2021/22 of $74.172 million is mainly due to:

  • new funding initiatives in Budget 21 of $61.517 million as reflected in the new policy initiatives section, and
  • increased funding through Budget 19 for transitions support services and youth justice ($11.925 million).

The decreasing trend in 2022/23 of $24.086 million is mainly due to:

  • a reduction in funding received in Budget 21 ($12.612 million)
  • a reduction in funding related to one-off expense transfers in 2021/22 ($46.803 million), and
  • increased funding through Budget 19 ($36.855 million) mainly for transforming the care system.

The increasing trend in 2024/25 of $13.439 million is mainly due to:

  • increased funding through Budget 19 for transforming the care system ($10.676 million) and the transitions support service ($2.889 million).

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Adoption Services (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the management of services, incorporating education, assessment, reporting, counselling, and mediation, to all people who are party to adoption-related matters, past or present.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,561 10,561 10,015
Revenue from the Crown 10,548 10,548 9,996
Revenue from Others 13 13 19
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the legal adoption of children by approved parents and to provide access to information on adoptions.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The number of requests from adults seeking identifying information on birth parents will be between (See Note 1)

150-250 150-250 150-250

The percentage of assessments of suitability to adopt that are completed within 3 months will be no less than

95% 85% 90%

Note 1 - Under section 9(4)(c) of the Adult Adoption Information Act 1985. Statistics on adoptions within New Zealand are provided on request by the Ministry of Justice. The Department of Internal Affairs can provide information on inter-country adoptions finalised overseas and recognised by New Zealand.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported in the Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 33 33 33 33
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2021/22 - 396 435 - -
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme 2021/22 - 89 113 114 114
Reducing Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll 2020/21 28 42 10 10 10
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2020/21 338 347 356 368 368
Corporate Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 12 12 12 12 12
Remuneration Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 103 104 104 104 104
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children Business As Usual Cost Pressures 2018/19 68 68 68 68 68

Previous National-led Government

           
Draw Down From Provision of Corporate Services 2017/18 137 137 137 137 137
Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry 2017/18 196 196 196 196 196
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $546,000 in 2021/22. This is mainly due to:

  • $1.097 million in one-off expense and in-principle expense transfers received in 2020/21 due to delays outside the Ministry's control and as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.

The above is offset by:

  • $396,000 for supporting continued operations of Oranga Tamariki
  • $89,000 for Oranga Tamariki corporate systems replacement programme
  • $33,000 for enabling the separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki corporate services functions
  • $14,000 to reflect the funding draw down from contingency for the reducing risk of critical systems- financial management information system and payroll.

Crown Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions (M66) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of support to deliver a coordinated and effective Crown response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,055 10,055 8,489
Revenue from the Crown 10,055 10,055 8,489
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an effective, timely and joined-up Crown response to, and engagement with, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Report progress on the Crown response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions annually

Report On Report On Report On
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000
Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry 2021/22 - 8,489 - - -
Supporting the Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry 2020/21 5,964 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $1.566 million in 2021/22 due to the cessation of time limited funding received in Budget 20 and one-off expense transfer of funding from 2019/20 to 2020/21. This is offset by funding received in Budget 21.

Evaluation and Auditing Expenses for the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Evaluation and Auditing Expenses for the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the costs of evaluating and auditing the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 300
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 300
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 70
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 155
Estimate for 2021/22 75
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
Revenue
  Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2021/22 315
Revenue from Others to end of 2021/22 -
Total Revenue 315
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective and efficient evaluations and audits of the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Phase 1 Outcomes Evaluation - effectiveness of the Social Bonds Pilot on rangatahi reoffending and educational outcomes completed by June 2022

New Measure for 2021/22 New Measure for 2021/22 Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported in the Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Previous National-led Government

           
The Second New Zealand Social Bond: Reducing Youth Reoffending in South Auckland 2017/18 155 75 - - -

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children - Capital Expenditure PLA (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children; as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 17,300 17,300 15,100
Property, Plant and Equipment 34,400 34,400 30,500
Intangibles 8,500 8,500 39,918
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

60,200 60,200 85,518
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the replacement or upgrade of assets in support of the delivery of the Ministry's services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Expenditure is in accordance with the Ministry's annual capital asset management and Long-Term Capital Investment Plan priorities which relate to:

  • developing and improving our core technology platforms to fully support frontline services
  • developing and enhancing our residential spaces to improve the experience and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi in our care
  • upgrading our community sites to ensure they are safe, welcoming and conducive to productive work alongside partners.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported in the Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $25.318 million in 2021/22 mainly due to funding received in Budget 2021 for the corporate systems replacement programme for the financial management and payroll systems and capital received for enabling the separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki corporate services functions. In addition, funding received through Budget 2019 will allow the Ministry to continue to deliver on its operating model. This is offset by assets capitalised in 2020/21 and one off asset transfers from Vote Social Development.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2020/21
Estimated Actual
$000
2021/22
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2021/22
Opening Balance 241,442 308,903  
Capital Injections 67,461 72,806 $27,741 million for transforming the care system to improve safety and wellbeing of children in care, $16,500 million for investment in youth justice services to manage increased volumes and reducing youth re-offending, $15,965 million for Oranga Tamariki corporate replacement programme, $8 million supporting continued operations of Oranga Tamariki, $4 million for enabling the separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki corporate service functions and $600,000 for supporting children and young people at risk of harm to be cared for safely at home with their family.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

308,903 381,709  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

Connection and Advocacy Service (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to supporting an independent connection and advocacy service for children and young people in statutory care.
Expenses
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,000 4,000 4,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve reduced isolation for children and young people in care by connecting them with each other, promoting their individual and collective voice and building their leadership.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Expenditure supports the delivery of services to children and young people with care experience in accordance with the Ministry's contracting measurables which are:

  • connecting with the care community
  • establishing geographical service coverage
  • building rangatahi leadership
  • advocacy - individual and systemic.
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Children in a report appended to the Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Service Providers

The funding is paid to VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai, an independent advocacy and connection service for children and young people with experience of statutory care.

Independent Advice on Oranga Tamariki (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Independent Advice on Oranga Tamariki (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the expenses incurred in providing independent advice and assurance to the Minister for Children for discharging portfolio responsibilities.

Commences: 01 February 2021

Expires: 30 June 2023
Original Appropriation 2,580
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 2,580
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 645
Estimate for 2021/22 1,290
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 645
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide independent advice and assurance to the Minister for Children for discharging portfolio responsibilities.

End of Year Performance Reporting

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act as the average amount of this appropriation for non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot (M93) (A32)

This appropriation is limited to the outcome payments incurred under the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 24,000
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 24,000
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 10,205
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 8,623
Estimate for 2021/22 5,172
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in reoffending by children and young people.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The total investment of the Reducing Youth Reoffending Social Bond Pilot will reach 1000 young people by September 2023 (year 6 of the pilot). Oranga Tamariki will track and report progress annually.

Report On Report On Report On
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Children in a report appended to Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Service Providers

The funding is paid to G-Fund Limited (part of Genesis Youth Trust), designed to reduce youth reoffending in South Auckland. The social bond is a partnership between the New Zealand Government, youth development agency Genesis Youth Trust and a group of investors including the New Zealand Super Fund, Mint Asset Management Limited and the Wilberforce Foundation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Previous National-led Government

           
The Second New Zealand Social Bond: Reducing Youth Reoffending in South Auckland 2017/18 8,623 5,172 - - -

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Investing in Children and Young People (M93) (A32)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure New Zealand's vulnerable children and young people have positive outcomes.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Intensive Response
This category is limited to intensive response services for children and young people exhibiting needs which place them at risk of harm and/or requiring a statutory intervention.

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services
This category is limited to providing policy advice and other support to the Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Prevention and Early Support
This category is limited to providing prevention, awareness and early support programmes and services to identify and support children, young people and their families at risk of poor life outcomes.

Statutory Intervention and Transition
This category is limited to providing statutory care and youth justice services, and services to transition children and young people from statutory intervention.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21 2021/22
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

1,280,053 1,279,597 1,353,769

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Intensive Response 24,093 24,093 23,566
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services 10,976 10,976 9,793
Prevention and Early Support 395,454 395,454 403,736
Statutory Intervention and Transition 849,530 849,074 916,674

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

1,261,475 1,261,019 1,338,012
Intensive Response 22,014 22,014 21,539
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services 10,865 10,865 9,777
Prevention and Early Support 391,500 391,500 400,526
Statutory Intervention and Transition 837,096 836,640 906,170

Revenue from Others

18,578 18,578 15,757
Intensive Response 2,079 2,079 2,027
Policy Advice and Ministerial Services 111 111 16
Prevention and Early Support 3,954 3,954 3,210
Statutory Intervention and Transition 12,434 12,434 10,504

Note: Effective from 1 July 2021 there are two categories within the Investing in Children and Young People MCA that have been renamed from 'Intensive Intervention' to 'Intensive Response' and 'Prevention and Early Intervention' to 'Prevention and Early Support' to better reflect the services delivered and to better align with our obligations under section 7AA and the purpose and principles of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people, their families, and their communities, who are most in need of extra support.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

Oranga Tamariki will monitor improvements in the wellbeing of those New Zealand children and young people most in need of extra support, as measured though the Children's Wellbeing Model.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21 2021/22
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Intensive Response

     

The number of families, who engage with intensive response services, will be no less than

150 150 150

The percentage of children who received intensive response services in the last twelve months, who subsequently required an out of home placement, will be no more than

Establish a baseline n/a As per 2020/21 baseline

The number of sites, offering intensive response services, will be no less than

Establish a baseline 5 5

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

     

The score for the Minister's satisfaction with the services provided by the policy function, based on the common Ministerial Policy Satisfaction Survey and on a five point scale, will be no less than

4 4 4

In relation to the quality of policy advice, the average score for policy papers assessed using the common Policy Quality Framework, on a five point scale, will be at least

3.5 3.5 3.5

In relation to the quality of policy advice, the distribution of scores for policy papers assessed using the common Policy Quality Framework will be no less than:

     
  • Score 4 or higher
20% 20% 20%
  • Score 3 or higher
100% 100% 100%

The percentage of ministerial OIA request replies completed five working days prior to the statutory time limit (unless otherwise agreed) will be between

95-100% 95-100% 95-100%

The percentage of ministerial replies completed within twenty working days of receipt by Oranga Tamariki, unless otherwise agreed, will be between

95-100% 95-100% 95-100%

The percentage of Parliamentary question responses provided to the Minister's Office so that the answers can meet the timeframe set in Parliamentary Standing Orders will be between

95-100% 95-100% 95-100%

Prevention and Early Support

     

Report on the number of strategic partnerships signed with Iwi & Maori organisations over the year

Report on Report on Report On

The percentage of all contracted services which achieved or exceeded the target for their primary contracted measure will be no less than

75% 75% 75%

The percentage of all service contract funding contracted with Iwi and Maori organisations will be greater than

23% 23% 23%

The percentage of providers that meet their contractual reporting requirements will be no less than

100% 100% 100%

The percentage of critical or very urgent reports of concern, addressed within operational timeframes, will be no less than

95% 95% 95%

Statutory Intervention and Transition

     

The percentage of siblings in out of home placements, who are placed with at least one sibling, will be no less than

73% 73% 73%

The percentage of children in out of home placement more than three months, who are placed with family/whanau, will be no less than

58% 58% 58%

The percentage of children in out of home placement, who have had more than two caregivers over the year, will be no more than

15% 15% 15%

The percentage of children who have been in statutory care for more than six months, who have a completed Gateway assessment, will be no less than

75% 75% 75%

Report on the percentage of children to exit out of home placement in the last eighteen months, who subsequently required an out of home placement

Report on Report on Report on

Report on rates of harm while in statutory care

Report on Report on Report on

The percentage of children, in care for more than three months, with an actionable plan will be no less than

95% 95% 95%

The percentage of children in care, with regular quality engagement with an Oranga Tamariki practitioner, will be no less than

95% 95% 95%

The percentage of children, in care for more than three months, for whom connections with members of their family and whanau, and also with their hapu, iwi, or family group, have been identified

New measure for 2020/21 New measure for 2020/21 As per 2020-21 baseline

The percentage of children, in care for more than three months, whose plan reflects actions to establish, maintain or strengthen connections with members of their family and whanau, and also with their hapu, iwi, or family group

New measure for 2020/21 New measure for 2020/21 As per 2020-21 baseline

The number of young people eligible to return or remain with a caregiver beyond age eighteen, who are enabled to do so, will be no less than

20 33 40

The number of supported accommodation places available to young people, will be no less than

40 75 150

The percentage of eligible young people who are referred for support from a transition support worker will be in the range of

New Measure for 2021/22 New Measure for 2021/22 55%-65%

The percentage of under eighteen year olds who previously had a Youth Justice family group conference, who had a subsequent Youth Justice family group conference, will be no more than

40% 40% 40%

The percentage of young people held on remand, who are placed within their community, will be no less than

18% 18% 18%

The number of young people, held in police custody for more than 24 hours will be less than

140 140 140
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported in the Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
2021/22
Budget
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
2024/25
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           

Intensive Response

           
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme 2021/22 - 21 26 27 27
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2021/22 - 92 101 - -
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 8 8 8 8
Reducing the Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll 2020/21 7 10 2 2 2
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2020/21 79 81 83 86 86
Corporate Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 9 9 9 9 9
Remuneration Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 75 75 74 74 74
Intensive Intervention: Supporting Children and Young People at Risk of Harm to be Cared for Safely at Home With Their Families and Whanau 2019/20 7,900 7,900 7,900 7,900 7,900
Drawdown of the Remaining Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Contingency 2018/19 17 17 17 17 17
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children Business as Usual Cost Pressures 2018/19 62 62 62 62 62

Prevention and Early Support

           
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme 2021/22 - 1,659 2,116 2,135 2,121
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2021/22 - 7,387 8,100 - -
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 611 611 611 611
Continuing to Support Social Services Delivery for Community Services Providers 2021/22 - 8,500 8,030 - -
Preventing Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Working with Communities and Whanau to Support Parents and Reduce Risk 2021/22 - 1,142 1,808 2,402 2,648
Reducing the Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll 2020/21 524 775 187 187 187
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2020/21 6,298 6,475 6,632 6,852 6,852
Supporting the Compliments, Complaints and Suggestion System 2020/21 - 551 551 551 551
Supporting Social Service Delivery for Community Services Providers 2020/21 9.692 12,000 16,000 20,000 20,000
Funding for Family Violence COVID-19 Response: Services for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence 2019/20 1,960 1,960 1,960 1,913 1,913
Sexual Violence Services - Increased Services for Children and Young People with Concerning/Harmful Sexual Behaviours 2019/20 2,600 2,782 2,864 2,864 2,864
Sexual Violence Services - Crisis Support Services for Children and Young People 2019/20 7,074 7,074 7,074 7,074 7,074
Reprioritisation of Funding - Realignment of Low Priority Spend 2019/20 (5,000) (7,000) (9,000) (9,000) (9,000)
Community Service Providers - Supporting Social Service Delivery 2019/20 3,596 3,596 3,596 3,596 3,596
Corporate Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 425 426 426 426 426
Remuneration Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 3,702 3,714 3,713 3,713 3,713
Refugee Quota Increase: Report Back to Draw Down Tagged Contingency Funding for Increased Settlement Services 2019/20 50 50 50 50 50
Drawdown of the Remaining Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Contingency 2018/19 1,057 1,057 1,057 1,057 1,057
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children Business as Usual Cost Pressures 2018/19 2,629 2,629 2,629 2,629 2,629

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

           
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme 2021/22 - 74 94 95 95
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2021/22 - 330 362 - -
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 27 27 27 27
Reducing the Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll 2020/21 23 35 8 8 8
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2020/21 281 289 296 306 306
Corporate Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 10 10 10 10 10
Remuneration Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 86 86 86 86 86
Drawdown of Remaining Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Contingency 2018/19 720 720 720 720 720
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children Business As Usual Cost Pressures 2018/19 50 50 50 50 50

Statutory Intervention and Transition

           
Oranga Tamariki Corporate Systems Replacement Programme 2021/22 - 4,268 5,441 5,493 5,459
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2021/22 - 18,438 20,124 - -
Enabling the Separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Functions 2021/22 - 1,571 1,571 1,571 1,571
Continuing to Meet the Assessed Needs of Children in Oranga Tamariki's Care 2021/22 - 17,240 - - -
Improving Financial Assistance for Caregivers 2021/22 - 151 488 489 488
Reducing the Risk of Critical Systems - FMIS and Payroll 2020/21 1,348 1,993 482 482 482
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Base Rate Increases 2020/21 7,126 7,178 7,096 7,168 7,168
Justice Sector Resourcing: Additional Funding Needed to address impacts of COVID-19 2020/21 49 98 98 - -
Supporting Continued Operations of Oranga Tamariki 2020/21 16,207 16,664 17,069 17,635 17,635
Maintaining Current Outcomes for Needs of Children in Oranga Tamariki Care 2020/21 26,606 23,154 10,580 10,376 10,376
Supporting the Compliments, Complaints and Suggestion System 2020/21 - 649 649 649 649
Ensuring the Provision of Personal Information Under the Privacy Act 1993 and the Management of Claims and Complaints 2020/21 300 300 300 300 300
Emergency Financial Assistance for Caregivers in Response to COVID-19: Supporting Stability and Care 2019/20 3,176 82 - 72 72
Supporting Service Delivery - Client Access to Information 2019/20 3,142 3,142 3,142 3,142 3,142
Sexual Violence Services - Increased Services for Children and Young People With Concerning/ Harmful Sexual Behaviours 2019/20 1,859 1,718 1,636 1,636 1,636
Community Service Providers - Supporting Social Service Delivery 2019/20 3,074 3,074 3,074 3,074 3,074
Corporate Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 1,044 1,043 1,043 1,043 1,043
Remuneration Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki 2019/20 9,108 9,095 9,097 9,097 9,097
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges 2019/20 173 173 173 173 173
Investment in Children - Demand Cost Pressures for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children 2019/20 17,608 17,608 17,608 17,608 17,608
Youth Justice: Investment in Youth Justice Services to Manage Increased Volumes and Reduce Young People's Re-offending 2019/20 36,425 40,124 41,591 41,591 41,591
Transition Support Service: Improving the Wellbeing Outcomes of Young People Leaving Statutory Care or Youth Justice 2019/20 33,098 41,204 44,479 56,097 58,986
Improving Outcomes for Maori Children and Young People Within the Oranga Tamariki System 2019/20 5,388 6,658 8,413 8,413 8,413
Transforming the Care System to Improve the Safety and Wellbeing of Children in Care 2018/19 108,257 92,459 120,816 146,306 156,982
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children Social Workers Pay Equity Claim Settlement 2018/19 27,406 27,406 27,406 27,406 27,406
Transforming Our Response to Children and Young People at Risk Of Harm: Pre-Commitment Funding 2018/19 19,271 15,001 15,001 15,001 15,001
Drawdown of the Remaining Oranga Tamariki Corporate Services Contingency 2018/19 2,515 2,515 2,515 2,515 2,515
Services to Reduce Youth Offending 2018/19 4,082 5,327 5,327 5,327 5,327
Families Package 2018/19 6,518 6,987 6,987 6,987 6,987
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children Business as Usual Costs Pressures 2018/19 27,166 27,166 27,166 27,166 27,166
ICT Cost Pressure for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children 2018/19 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,600
Youth Justice - Including 17 Year Olds in the Youth Justice System and Managing Remand Pressures 2018/19 37,880 37,880 37,880 37,880 37,880

Previous National-led Government

           

Intensive Response

           
Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry 2017/18 298 298 298 298 298
Draw Down from Provision of Corporate Services 2017/18 161 161 161 161 161

Prevention and Early Support

           
Draw Down from Provision of Corporate Services 2017/18 5,204 5,204 5,204 5,204 5,204
Raising the Age of Care and Protection to 18 2017/18 1,058 1,058 1,058 1,058 1,058
Family Start - Expansion to National Coverage 2017/18 8,032 8,032 8,032 8,032 8,032
Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry 2017/18 8,181 8,181 8,181 8,181 8,181

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

           
Draw Down from Provision of Corporate Services 2017/18 101 101 101 101 101
Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry 2017/18 217 217 217 217 217

Statutory Intervention and Transition

           
Pay Equity Settlement Implications for Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 640 996 996 996 996
Draw Down from Provision of Corporate Services 2017/18 9,834 9,834 9,834 9,834 9,834
Progressing the Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children: Contingency Drawdown 2017/18 1,192 - - - -
Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry 2017/18 15,892 15,892 15,892 15,892 15,892
Caregiver Support Package 2017/18 1,440 1,440 1,440 1,440 1,440
Raising the Age of Care and Protection to 18 2017/18 19,115 19,115 19,115 19,115 19,115
Child Centred Feedback, Insights and Complaints Mechanism 2017/18 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $74.172 million in 2021/22. This is due to:

  • $27.024 million expense transfers as a result of delays in projects due to COVID-19
  • $26.247 million for supporting continued operations of Oranga Tamariki
  • $17.240 million for increased costs of continuing to meet the assessed needs of children in Oranga Tamariki's care
  • $8.500 million for continuing to support social services delivery for community services providers
  • $8.296 million for transition support service for improving the wellbeing outcomes of young people leaving care and youth justice
  • $6.022 million for Oranga Tamariki corporate systems replacement programme
  • $3.629 million for investment in youth justice services
  • $2.580 million one-off transfer of surplus funding in 2020/21 to fund the Ministerial Advisory Board
  • $2.308 million for the supporting social service delivery for community service providers
  • $2.217 million for enabling the separation of the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki corporate services functions
  • $1.270 million for improving outcomes for Maori children and young people within Oranga Tamariki system (7AA)
  • $1.245 million for services to reduce youth offending
  • $1.208 million to reflect the consumer price index adjustment for foster care and other allowances
  • $1.142 million for preventing family violence and sexual violence: working with communities and whanau to support parents and reduce risk
  • $921,000 increase in funding from Vote Social Development for transfer of shared services functions
  • $911,000 to reflect the funding draw down from contingency for the reducing risk of critical systems- financial management and payroll systems
  • $908,000 funding from the preventing and reducing homelessness contingency fund to transition young people leaving care by providing them with supported accommodation
  • $643,000 for supporting continued operations of Oranga Tamariki
  • $469,000 increase in funding for families packages
  • $356,000 increase in funding for social worker pay equity
  • $151,000 for improving financial assistance for caregivers
  • $52,000 for the emergency financial assistance for caregivers in response to COVID-19: base rate increase
  • $49,000 increase in funding for justice sector resourcing for additional needs as a result of impacts of COVID-19
  • $41,000 funding for sexual violence support services for children and young people
  • $8,000 for supporting the compliments, complaints and suggestion system.

The above is mainly offset by:

  • $19.648 million time-limited funding expiring for transforming the care system to improve the safety and wellbeing of children in care
  • $7 million reduction in children's team as a result of funding being brought forward to 2019/20 and 2020/21
  • $3.452 million time-limited funding expiring for maintaining current outcomes for needs of children in Oranga Tamariki care
  • $3.094 million reduction in funding received for additional respite for caregivers as a result of COVID-19
  • $2 million for reprioritisation of low priority spend
  • $1.811 million reduction in funding received from Vote Health for contribution for children with disabilities
  • $881,000 for reduction in secondment revenue
  • $693,000 for the decrease in capital charge from 6% to 5%
  • $543,000 for time-limited contribution expiring from various government departments for the strengthening our families community support services initiative
  • $136,000 for one-off funding for the Mana Tamariki pilot programme, and
  • $7,000 for the realignment of costs between appropriations for the pay equity settlement.