Aunt: Toddler’s birth and death taxpayer funded

NZ Herald 22 Feb 2012
A coronial inquest into the death of Hail-Sage McClutchie ended this morning with a heart-felt plea from her aunty for communities to protect not only vulnerable children but “vulnerable parents”….

Coroner Peter Ryan grilled Child, Youth and Family’s chief social worker Paul Nixon on its information sharing with other government agencies. During the inquest it was revealed that CYF had no knowledge of Hail-Sage’s birth despite Ms Percy’s other child in its care….Hail-Sage’s death prompted the release of two Families Commission reports that look at the issue of children born into families where Child Youth and Family (CYF) have removed previous children from the parents’ care because of abuse.