What’s worse than being pregnant, drunk and caught driving? Doing it twice, and escaping from CYFS custody to do it. Child Youth and Family has grave concerns for a pregnant 14-year-old girl who has escaped from its care. The teenager has been caught twice over the past week for allegedly drink-driving in Whangarei. She was… Continue reading That’s Twice
This story (via Family First) is headlined as a smacking issue, but it’s much more than that. It shows just how easily good parents can get persecuted by law enforcement if the right sort of complaint is made, no matter how ludicrous. Incredibly, we were also told Guy was going to stay with this other… Continue reading NZ not the only country with CYFS issues
WhaleOil has a great letter and response from Cindy Kiro. This letter appears to be part of a campaign against my office by extremist religious political lobby group Family First as it quotes liberally from the most recent Family First newsletter. For this reason I question the letter’s originality and validity. Fancy that. Well, let’s… Continue reading Kiro – I question her validity
Just a reminder, that Sue Bradford is still pushing her bill to have mother keep their babies in jail. (thanks to NRT for the tip) Apparently it’s ok to remove a child from a parent if that parent is found not guilty. But if that parent is guilty the child gets to stay with the… Continue reading Corrections (Mothers with Babies) Amendment Bill 56-2 (2006), Members Bill
Bob McCoskrie has responded to Cindy Kiro’s recent statements about Family First. The Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro seems to be attempting to discredit Family First, but her comments are factually inaccurate. Family First has never commented on this case (although we are aware of the history of the family), and based on the facts reported,… Continue reading Family First Responds
Sadly, not all people are perfect. The woman who smacked her son and became the “Poster Parent” for the anti-smackers has been sent to jail for an unrelated assult. No one ever claimed this woman was perfect. What we claimed was that her actions were not abuse – a claim backed by the facts and… Continue reading “Horse Whip” Woman Sent to Jail
It used to be that babies were snatched by desperate mothers, jealous of others who were able to have children while they were not. Nowadays, it’s the government that does it. In Britain they don’t even stay within the law sometimes. Baby “G’s” distraught mother wept as a court ordered he should be taken away… Continue reading Snatching Babies
I once heard a story, and it went something like this. There was a man who lived in the old days where bridges were often drawn up to let boats past. His job was to raise and lower a railway bridge. He had to make sure the bridge was down when the express came through,… Continue reading Let me tell you a story.
This struck me as a bit odd: The five and six-year-old girls were taken by their father Jamahl Schou, also known as Jamahl Ake, from their Child, Youth and Family (CYF) caregiver in the Tauranga suburb of Brookfield on Wednesday. Bay of Plenty police believe the Girls are staying with either extended family or associates… Continue reading CYFS… Protecting People?
Goodness, where do we start with this one! How about from the start: TV3’s Campbell Live has been ordered by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) to air a statement about exploiting a boy whipped by his mother with a riding crop. Nice, working in the word “whip” there, while actually telling the truth about the… Continue reading Complaint Upheld, 3 Dismissed