Petition calls for Family Court inquiry
An advocacy group has delivered demands for family law reform to Parliament following a Newsroom investigation.
Mum’s plea: ‘My kids are safe in their home’
In a powerful letter to the courts, a mother facing a child uplift says she’s walking away from a legal system that minimises her claims of domestic violence.
Adams questions without-notice applications spike
A sharp rise in urgent Family Court applications is clearly connected to a change in the law, the Justice Minister believes.
Family Court flaws ‘known, accepted’
A retired judge says the eDuty system’s rollout has coincided with an increase in the volume of applications to uplift children.
Empower social workers to stop uplift trauma
NZ needs to ‘resource social workers’ involved in uplifting children, not merely force compliance with court orders.
Judge: Courts don’t get all facts before ‘uplifts’
A Family Court judge admits inadequate information is provided in urgent applications for police to forcibly remove a child in custody disputes.
Police ‘set up to fail’
Treatment of children under NZ’s uplift system constitutes assault, says a former child protection detective.
Minister: No changes to child uplifts
Justice Minister Amy Adams says no changes are planned to the law covering Family Court ‘uplift’ warrants.