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Video: Where the Socialist ideals of Labour and the Green Parties will ultimately take us all.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on June 6, 2007

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Video: Where the Socialist ideals of Labour and the Green Parties will ultimately take us all.
Thursday, 24.05.2007, 10:35pm (GMT12)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyUu-8nbd58


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Video: Hands on equal Parent NZ Videos of Interest

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on June 6, 2007

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Video: Hands on equal Parent NZ Videos of Interest.
Wednesday, 23.05.2007, 07:49am (GMT12)

http://www.handsonequalparent.org.nz/88425.html


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Video: British man takes his child after wife repeatedly defies access orders.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on June 6, 2007

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Video: British man takes his child after wife repeatedly defies access orders.
Wednesday, 23.05.2007, 07:46am (GMT12)

‘I Was Left With No Option’

A British businessman in China has snatched his own son in a desperate bid to regain contact with him. John Sims was denied access to six-year old Devon for four years by his ex-wife. Sky’s China Correspondent Peter Sharp has this exclusive report.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1266247,00.html

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Video: Wanganui and CYFSWATCH named and shamed CYF Social Worker Donna Travers in the news.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 17, 2007

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Video: Wanganui and CYFSWATCH named and shamed CYF Social Worker Donna Travers in the news.
Monday, 14.05.2007, 04:58am (GMT12)

Fatal fallout after 111 call

Video: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/1120524

An emergency phone operator who said a street didn’t exist when he received a 111 call did not know how to work his computer properly.

A police report, just released to victims’ families, reveals there was nothing wrong with the police computer network but the operator simply did not know how to use it.

The 18-year-old Wanganui man who dialled 111 was beaten up and a teenager stabbed to death by the same attackers just over an hour later.

Daniel Gray and a friend were attacked on Somme Parade on Guy Fawkes night, 2004 by a car load of youths. Gray’s jaw was broken but when he called police on his cellphone the operator told him there was no such place as Somme Parade.

The conversation between the police operator and the injured man went on for almost five and a half minutes without any success. In the end the operator suggested Gray go home, get himself looked at and ring back because he had a lot of calls to deal with.

“You ring 111 you expect those people to know what they’re doing and if they don’t know where you are pretty much stuffed aren’t you,” says Gray.

The police say the trained operator, based in their Auckland Communications Centre, didn’t know how to bring up the central North Island on his computer.

“It’s inexplicable, the only thing I could suggest is that he had a mental blank,” the central region police commander Superintendent Mark Lammas says.

Wanganui police were never alerted to Gray’s call and 80 minutes later at a city beach his attackers struck again, stabbing 16-year-old Jeremy Frew.

Frew’s mother blames the failed 111 call for her son’s death.

“I’m really let down and it cost my son his life,” Donna Travers says.

The police have formally apologised to Travers but say the mishandled call may have made no difference.

“It’s most likely that there wouldn’t have been another outcome. Police were tied up on other jobs, although there were police officers who were relatively close,” says Lammas.

The botched Wanganui call was one of the high profile failures that led to a major overhaul of the police 111 system.

Meanwhile, the British-born comms operator who mishandled the call has left the country.


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Video: Even showing photos of abuse to Bradford doesn’t help her distinguish between light smacking and obvious abuse.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 17, 2007

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Video: Even showing photos of abuse to Bradford doesn’t help her distinguish between light smacking and obvious abuse.
Friday, 11.05.2007, 11:31pm (GMT12)

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/1118114


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Video: Complainants of Social Worker homes seek compensation from govt.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 11, 2007

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Video: Complainants of Social Worker homes seek compensation from govt.
Thursday, 10.05.2007, 10:57pm (GMT12)

http://www.tv3.co.nz/default.aspx?tabid=112&articleID=26797#vidlist26797

http://www.tv3.co.nz/Home/Video/tabid/112/articleID/26788/Default.aspx?articleID=26788#vidlist26788

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Video: CYF places Paedophile in community – who slips $3000 a week minders 14 times, and spys on a 5 year old girl next door.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 11, 2007

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Video: CYF places Paedophile in community – who slips $3000 a week minders 14 times, and spys on a 5 year old girl next door.
Tuesday, 08.05.2007, 09:45am (GMT12)

http://www.tv3.co.nz/default.aspx?tabid=249&articleID=26561#vidlist26561

Teenage sex offender drives mum, daughter from home

5:00AM Tuesday May 08, 2007

A teenage sex predator has been removed from a Napier home after the mother of a 5-year-old living next door caught him repeatedly in her backyard at night.

The mother and daughter left their home when the youth’s criminal record was revealed.

The 18-year-old was convicted of sex crimes against children in 2005 and was moved to Napier by Child, Youth and Family about four months ago.

He was under a fulltime supervision order.

CYF deputy chief executive Ray Smith admitted the youth’s “level of supervision required was not maintained”.

The mother said the youth jumped her fence at least 14 times during the three weeks to April 30, when she confronted him after he came over again at night.

She first saw him when he threw a tennis ball over her fence, then climbed over to get it.

“I found him with his face pressed up against the window, looking in my house,” the woman said.

The worried mother also spoke to the youth’s caregivers and found out how much danger her daughter had been in.

The teenager was such a serious risk he was meant to be under 24-hour surveillance.

She said the police acted immediately, issuing him with a trespass order, but she was so frightened she and her daughter moved the next day.

She was angry and distraught that the youth had entered her property at will and had no doubt he was looking for an opportunity to be with her daughter.

“The only reason he didn’t have an opportunity is because it’s just me and my daughter and we are never far apart.”

The mother said she had been “knocked over” with worry.

“He is supposed to have 24-hour care, seven days a week, and I never saw a caregiver. If he is such a risk why is he in the community?”

Mr Smith said it had been the youth’s “last opportunity” to stay in the community and not go to jail.

He would appear before the court for the breaches and CYF would be looking into how he had been able to absent himself so frequently from his caregivers.

He said the youth was moved from the address as soon as they became aware he had breached his supervision orders.

– HAWKE’S BAY TODAY

Girl stalked despite sex offender’s ‘supervision’

By MATTHEW TORBIT – The Dominion Post | Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Child, Youth and Family is investigating how a teenage sex offender managed to stalk a five-year-old girl living next to him, despite being ordered to be under constant supervision.

The 18-year-old youth was shifted from Auckland to a Napier CYF safe house about four months ago. The girl’s mother says she found him creeping around a neighbour’s property 14 times over a three-week period

A district court order required the teenager to have 24-hour supervision after he was convicted on four sex charges against young girls in 2005.

However, he managed to slip away from three minders to prowl around a property where a five-year-old girl lived with her solo mother.

CYF has admitted the man was not given adequate supervision, but that has failed to reassure the mother, who fled her house with her daughter after being told of the teenager’s criminal history.

The woman said she had found the youth creeping around her garden, sometimes at night, and he was often pressing his face against windows.

At the time she was unaware of the man’s criminal history and thought he was “another foster kid” living behind her house.

“I have been a complete basket-case.

“I have been told this man has a serious risk of reoffending and it was not a matter of if, but when he was going to do something with my daughter.”

The woman said after three weeks of repeatedly finding the man in her garden she told a friend, who immediately informed local CYF officers.

Police then became involved and issued the man with a trespass order till he was shifted from the CYF house on Friday – four days after authorities were first notified of his security lapses.

Napier police area commander Inspector Kevin Kalff said police were usually notified in advance if a known sex offender was being transferred into the region.

Child, Youth and Family deputy chief executive Ray Smith said the youth was placed under fulltime supervision in the community by the district court, but admitted he received inadequate monitoring. “It was felt that this was the last opportunity for him to address his behaviour and not receive a custodial sentence. It is obvious that the level of supervision we require was not maintained by his caregiver, and that this young man has breached the terms of his supervision several times.

“The breach of his supervision order means that he will go again before the court, however, regardless of this, Child, Youth and Family will be looking into how this young man was able to absent himself so frequently.”

CYF will also investigate why local police were not informed of the sex offender’s relocation.

Police baffled over why paedophile placed next to child
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Napier police are baffled as to why Child Youth and Family Services chose to put a convicted paedophile next door to a five-year-old.

Last week, police discovered the 18-year-old who was supposed to be under 24-hour supervision, jumped the back fence at least 14 times to stalk the girl.

The teen had been living at the address under the supervision of several minders for around four months.

Napier District Commander Kevin Kalff says as soon as they found out they issued the teen with a trespass order and demanded he be relocated.

Inspector Kalff says normally CYFS notify police when a sex offender moves into the community.


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Video: Inside Politics Commentary on anti-smacking Bill.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 11, 2007

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Video: Inside Politics Commentary on anti-smacking Bill.
Sunday, 06.05.2007, 07:31pm (GMT12)

http://www.tv3.co.nz/default.aspx?tabid=112&articleID=26503#vidlist26503


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Video: TV3 coverage of anti-smacking petition.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 4, 2007

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Video: TV3 coverage of anti-smacking petition.
Thursday, 03.05.2007, 09:53pm (GMT12)

http://www.tv3.co.nz/default.aspx?tabid=112&articleID=26319#vidlist26319


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Video: Police Association Response to anti-smacking Bill compromise.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on May 4, 2007

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Video: Police Association Response to anti-smacking Bill compromise.
Thursday, 03.05.2007, 09:48pm (GMT12)

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/video_popup_windows_skin/1095132


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