Bella applied to have custody of her two grandnephews aged 3 & 5. They had been in foster care all their life and had been moved throughout various whanau unsuccessfully. CYF acknowledged that they had both medical and behavioural difficulties but offered support to Nana. Nana regularly rang CYF for assistance but was either unable to contact the social worker assigned to her case, or was fobbed off – once being told to just ‘keep a log’ of the misbehaviour. CYF even suggested that the behaviour only started at Nana’s – but official records show that there were already concerns before placement, and CYF admit that their services and lack of co-ordination between offices was ‘not always consistent’.
So when Nana gave one of the boys a smack on the hand after a serious incident involving a knife, what did CYF do? Watch and Weep. And be thankful it hasn’t happened to you….. but could it?
This third short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.” It’s the evidence that politicians and the media don’t want you to see. It’s the evidence John Key asked for – but won’t watch. So take a couple of minutes to watch and judge for yourself.
To see ALL the evidence, go to our updated and new look website www.protectgoodparents.org.nz . You can view the full documentaries “Mum on a Mission” (2014) and “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011).
It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!
WHERE DO THE POLITICAL PARTIES STAND?