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Appointment of Officers Petition
Launched January 2010

At the Moment I see a conflict of interest wherein the Minister responsible for Child, Youth and Family (CYF) services also recommends to the Governor General who should be appointed to the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) and Office of the Children's Commissioner's (OCC) which to a point have a part to play in monitoring CYF or their staff, supposedly?

The SWRB and OCC all report to the Current Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett. To my way of thinking that's a conflict of interest because she can appoint lacklustre people and there is a view some nepotism and cronyism come into play under the current system. read more »

The printable example of the Current Petition or see the downloads page for MS Word copies of the Petition.

 


CYF Complaints Authority
Petition to the House Launched August 2009

Please Note: This Petition is Closed
Some pages remain online for research and information purposes only.

There remains is an urgent need for CYF to be accountable for the procedures and processes that are put in place and for all staff to be accountable for their actions, when dealing with Children and their Families. The horror stories of inaction, over zealous action and what seems to be a culture of arrogance within the agency must be stopped if New Zealand Children and Families are to be offered real help and truly protected from all forms of abuse.

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

G.B. Shaw "Caesar and Cleopatra."

Having been through the present Chief Executive Advisory Panel it is clear that this Panel can not assist clients or the public in all matters of complaint, in regard to CYF. The reason for this is glaringly obvious. The Panel is not intended to be a Complaints Authority, but an Advisory group to the CEO. While the CEO is not bound to follow any recomendations the Panel may suggest, but retains the final decision to follow or ignore those recommendations. While history clearly shows us all that leaving the final decision in such matters, to those within any organisation, including CYF, is not the answer or any answer to the numerous complaints that remain buried by and within the present system.


Table of Content.

Please Note: This Petition is Closed
Some pages remain online for research and information purposes only.

Navigating the pages
You can return to this page at anytime by following the CYF Petition link at the top or the Content link at the bottom of the following pages.

  1. Printable example of the Petition.
  2. Petition Explained.
  3. Why the Petition and Authority is Needed.
  1. The Childrens Commissioner.
  2. The Social Workers Registration Board.
  3. ...

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