History repeating

Th e new Ministry for Vulnerable Children continues CYF’s ambulance at the bottom of the cliff approach by focusing on children who have already been abused or in trouble with the police, writes DR CAROL HARRINGTON.


New Zealand’s Children Young Persons and their Families Act of 1989 and the associated Child Youth and Family (CYF) agency were in part a response to research from the 1980s, which showed alarming numbers of children suffered abuse after being placed in state care. Children told researchers not only about their abuse but also about […]