Read a social worker’s perspective on the recent report from the Expert Panel: Investing in New Zealand’s children and their families. 7 April 1916
“There are some good things in this report and there are also some things which are deeply disturbing for the future of the most impoverished and marginalised families in Aotearoa -New Zealand. Alarms are also raised for the future of social work, particularly statutory child protection.
Poor outcomes’ are seen to be caused by the family environment of children and their own complex needs. There is no reference to social inequality – inadequate incomes, housing and health services – or to the economic reproduction of these social deficits”.