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CYFS Social Worker pulls feeding baby off its mothers breast during removal.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on April 17, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

CYFS Social Worker pulls feeding baby off its mothers breast during removal.
Thursday, 08.03.2007, 02:10pm (GMT12)

As has been stated, there are good social workers within your department, but do you seriously think people who have gone through the things reported on this site should shut up and be grateful your Dept exists? These are our children that are being killed, traumatised, hooked on drugs, having underage sex etc all while under CYFS care. Why should we not be outraged? Why should we not speak out?

I am personally aware of an incident where CYFS came in the night and removed children(no warning given) with nothing more than hearsay (later proved totally unfounded). But the real disturbing bit to that story (bad enough as it was) is that one of the CYFS people actually pulled a feeding baby off its mothers breast during the removal process. Also later, after the parents had been made to feel like dirt, and the allegations dismissed, there was no apology, no sorry for pulling your infant child away from its mothers breast, nothing. CYFS acted as if their actions were quite acceptable and for them, that was the end of the matter.

Can you seriously tell
New Zealand that they don’t have a right to be angry? Our children are being harmed by the Dept that is ment to be there to protect them, and what is the reaction of that Dept? An inquiry to fix the problem, and give CYFS some credibility in our communities? No, instead we get an attempt to shut this site down by any means they can use. If only they put as much effort into fixing the problems with CYFS, we should be so lucky.

It is understandable that the good ones in your department are upset, however to call the people who have bore the devastating effects of CYFS heavy handedness ignorant is rubbing salt into an already gaping wound. So call us ignorant, full of bullshit, ungrateful if you like. But for us to voice our stories, there must first be stories to be voiced. Remember that next time you and your colleagues are complaining about ungrateful parents around the water cooler.

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