Shanti Patel is the Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, ADHB liaison (Practice Leader) based at Puawaitahi, multi-agency centre. The purpose of the role is to provide a proactive approach to managing cases of child abuse and non-accidental injury.
Shanti has worked for the Ministry for many years in both Care and Protection and Youth Justice. These position were firstly as a practising social worker, Quality Advisor and then in management roles. Shanti is a New Zealand born Indian who stands strong in her culture and advocates for children