Taken by the state
A Family Court practice described as “barbaric” allows police to take kids from their parents without warning.
Girls’ victory after Family Court protest
Two sisters whose father wanted them in state care after their refusal to see him have won a victory in the Family Court, following a protest against it.
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.
Reforms to protect children veer off course
Stories of children being removed from their homes as part of family law separation processes cast the spotlight on attitudes in other realms of NZ law.
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.
Melanie Reid discusses child uplift controversy
Newsroom’s Melanie Reid talks to RadioLIVE about the Family Court’s use of police to uplift children in parental disputes.
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.