Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

No changes in CYFS practices 12 mnths after murder

Katherine Rich National Social Services Spokesperson

18 December 2002

No changes in CYFS practices 12 months after Masterton murders

The Child, Youth and Family Service has not changed any practices in relation to the handling of cases since the deaths of Olympia Jetson and Saliel Aplin more than a year ago, National Social Services Spokesperson Katherine Rich revealed today.

Replying to a question from Mrs Rich, the Minister of Social Services said the practices regarding the social workers involved in the care of the two girls had not changed since they were murdered last December.

"More than a year after these girls were murdered while in the care of CYFS nothing has changed "The Minister even goes as far as to say that "the Department is satisfied with its social work policies and there have been no changes in procedures following the deaths of the girls".

"I am startled that the Minister would use such assuring words when it was revealed in court that CYFS sent a letter to the household, giving the alleged sexual abuser an opportunity to intercept it, shortly before the murders (DomPost 05/12), and that repeated allegations of sexual abuse were deemed "to be of no urgency" (DomPost 19/11), and that a review is underway on CYFS handling of the case," said Mrs Rich.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Dutton 'Gone': Time For Australia To Reconsider On Refugees

Hard line Australian immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s move to the backbench should reopen a conversation about refugees on Nauru coming to New Zealand, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has said today.

“Australia has a unique opportunity now that Peter Dutton has moved to the backbench.

“There are 119 children on Nauru who are languishing in despair. Every day spent in detention is another day robbed of their childhood and a safe and nurturing environment.” More>>

 

Ardern Speech: Justice Summit Opens

If we want to talk about an effective justice system, we shouldn’t start with a discussion about prisons, but a discussion about New Zealand... More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: New Chiefs Of Navy, Army And Air Force

“I’m delighted to announce that following approval by Cabinet, Commodore David Proctor, Brigadier John Boswell and Air Commodore Andrew Clark have been appointed by the Governor-General to lead their respective Services,” says Ron Mark. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Quake: New Red Zone Payment For Uninsured

The Government will pay former residential red zone owners 100% of the 2007/08 rateable value for uninsured homes, Minister Megan Woods has announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MP Pay And The REAL P.C. Danger Zone

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases... More>>

ALSO:

Repatriation: Remains Of NZ Service People Return Home

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Veterans Ron Mark say they were honoured to be with the families of service personnel as they welcomed their loved ones home. More>>

ALSO:

Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018... “These 1800 officers, alongside 485 support staff, will really enhance our work to keep people safe, and ensure they feel safe,” says Mr Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Human Right Commissions: Concern On Aged Care And Consent

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages