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Save the Children NZ Welcomes Report

Save the Children NZ Welcomes the Report by the Office of the Children’s Commission.

Save the Children New Zealand says too many of our most vulnerable children are being let down by Children Youth and Family.

The Officer of the Children’s Commissioner has released its first ever ‘State of Care” report looking at the experiences and outcomes for children in CYF care.

Save the Children Chief Executive Heather Hayden says it’s concerning that almost a quarter of the young people in care are falling behind at school.

“This leads to poor outcomes for these children and exacerbates inequality.”

The children in State care have already been through traumatic experiences and need a high standard of care and support.

Currently a number of children disappear off the radar when they leave State care. The report shows that CYF is not tracking children’s progress or aggregating data to ensure that children get the best care possible.

Children themselves need to be better informed and supported to use processes available to them while in care.”

Ms Hayden says it is encouraging to see the instances of sound and practices in CYF sites and hopes that the agency will act on the report to strengthen its practices.

The report will be helpful in informing the current government review of CYF.

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