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Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 18, 2007

People WANT debate on CYFS, and that its better to NAME and SHAME the bad social workers rather than tarring all social workers with the same brush; such a ’tarring’ is not fair to the GOOD social workers who work at CYFS.

The MSD (Ministry of Social Development) should use the infornmation here to investigate the complaints.

The Minister (David Benson Pope), the Childrens Commissioner (Cindy Kiro), and the Associate Minister for CYFS (Ruth Dyson) cannot hide from these complaints anymore.

Opinions expressed by others are not neccessarily those of Watching CYFSWATCH New Zealand.


No doubt this list will be added to as more information comes to hand. 

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CYFS Hall of Shame # 150 & 151: CYFS Takapuna & the Waitemata District Health Board.
Monday, 21.05.2007, 06:56pm (GMT12)

CYFS Hall of Shame # 148 & # 149: Saron Bickner & Elizabeth Matchett.
Saturday, 21.04.2007, 02:56pm (GMT12)

CYFS Hall of shame # 146 & # 147: Frank Ehlert & Maree Meeting.
Sunday, 01.04.2007, 09:58pm


CYFS Hall of Shame # 144 & # 145: Social Worker Karen Harrison & Counsellor Helen Mounsey.
Wednesday, 28.03.2007, 07:36am (GMT12)

CYFS Hall of Shame # 143: Lorraine Armstrong (Otara).
Monday, 26.03.2007, 06:18pm

Letter from Michael Hickman to CYFS Social Worker Cathy Woods. Wednesday, 14.03.2007

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 141 & # 142: Heather Couper and Jane Kerr. (14.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 139 & 140: Chris Cotter & Jocylyn Wara. (14.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame 127-138: A summary of cases. (11.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 126: CYFS Chief Social Worker Marie Connelly. (11.03.2007)
. A 3rd Insider comments on CYFS General Manager Ray Smith. (11.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 125: Jenny Payne. (11.03.2007)
. If only CYFS Minister Ruth Dyson had listened earlier….. (11.03.2007)
. The case of the made-up Police check, and mistaken identity. (10.03.2007)
. 6 state funded workers vs 1 parent: Result? Bloodbath. (10.03.2007)
. CYFS Masterton seems proud of being the worst of the worst. (10.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. Masterton CYFS is famous for other reasons too. (10.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 123 and # 124: Rob Teppett and Sharon Hutchins. (10.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 122: CYFS Masterton. (10.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 121: Alison Hogan. (10.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 116 – # 120: Stephen Alder, Irene Eggleton, Janice Flynn, Judge Paul Whitehead, and Lawyer Rob Somerville. (10.03.2007)
. Family Court Judge and Clinical Psychologist “tag team” against a mother. (09.03.2007)
. “Well done CYFS”. (09.03.2007)
. Ruth Dyson and Cindy Kiro – equally vacuous and ineffective. (09.03.2007)
. Palmerston North CYFS drops the ball. (09.03.2007)
. CYFSWATCH Hall of Shame # 116: Trish Moore. (09.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 114 and # 115: Peter Hughes and Ray Smith. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 113 and # 114: CYFS Lawyer Anne Stevens, and CYFS Psychologist Cyril Wilden. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 107 – # 112: David Bane, Nova Salomen, Doug Fauchelle, Sharon Van Wyk, Florence Rawiri, and Andrew Little. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 94: Jonathan Harris (Re-posted). (09.03.2007)
. CYFSWATCH refuse to be bullied by NZ Government. (09.03.2007)
. Response to CYFS Hall of Shame # 81-#84. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 104 – #106: CYFS Social Workers Akaiti Samuels, Janet Thompson, and Counsel for Child Vivian Ullrich. (09.03.2007)
. When is enough evidence not enough? When dealing with CYFS. (09.03.2007)
. Letter regards “Bruce Andrews: God’s Chosen?” post. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 103: Bianca McElvey. (09.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Social Worker Sandra Kersey strikes again. (09.03.2007)
. Response to “Bruce Andrews – Gods Chosen?” Post. (09.03.2007)
. Response to CYFS Hall of Shame # 81 – # 84: Christine Winbush, Ana Haukedahl, Jared Matthews, and Marina Taituha. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 81 – # 84: Christine Winbush, Ana Haukedahl, Jared Matthews, and Marina Taituha (second post removed by Goo (09.03.2007)
. Reply to CYFS Social Worker Nick Findlay’s answers to questions. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 101 and # 102: Ruth Hartley and Ani Ormsby. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 94 Jonathan Harris (The story that Google removed from the CYFSWATCH site). (09.03.2007)
. The CYFSWATCH Century: 100 CYFS Social Workers / Caregivers now “named and shamed”. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 97 – #100: Chris Burke, Denise Cocks, Donna Hall, and Merv Layt. (09.03.2007)
. Questions to and answers from CYFS Social Worker Nick Findlay. (09.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 96: Maggie Kazantzis. (09.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 95: Ainsley Mahoney. (08.03.2007)
. Is Tracy Quinn from Levin the CYFSWATCH “Pin-up” girl or what? (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 94: Jonathan Harris (Strike 2). (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame #88-#93: Losalia Lilo, Jonathon Pouli-Lefale, Lipi Lafaiki, Turu Iele-Tiumalu, Sharon Thom, & Nora Liutai (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 85 – #87: Mr Preston, Mr Rye, and Mr Stevenson. (08.03.2007)
. Author of CYFS Hall of Shame # 32-#34 discloses identity and invites feedback. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 81 – # 84: Christine Winbush, Ana Haukedahl, Jared Matthews, and Marina Taituha. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 80: Deb McGregor. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 79: CYFS Caregiver Maggie Anderson. (08.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 76 and # 77: Mary Hustis and Barry Shepard. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 57 – #75 – Please see below. (08.03.2007)
. Tracy Quinn from Levin – Strike # 3 (aka “How to divide and conquer a family unit”). (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 56: Pip Stewart. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 54 and # 55: Vontia White and Kim Foley. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 49 – # 53: Peggy King / Karen Clarkin / Afina Piper, Principal Sharon Holloway, GSE Hannelie de Klerk. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 48: CYFS Social Worker Jenni Lee (and some anonymous school teacher who stepped WAY outside their brief). (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 43-47: Ruth Hartley, Ani Ormsby, Caregivers Trudi & Steve Karl, & Psychologist Kathy Orr. (08.03.2007)
. Boundaries blurred in Foster Home placement? (08.03.2007)
. Message to others who share our cause – copy the CYFSWATCH Site NOW in case we are shut down. (08.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 41 and 42: Sandra Kersey and Lorraine Williams (report filed by a former DSW Employee). (08.03.2007)
. Underage sex just DANDY with CYFS Greymouth – ever heard of the Crimes Act? (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Social Worker Tracy Quinn from Levin – Again?? (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 38 – # 40: Rachel Kerr (Strike 2), Sharon Mollison, and Heather Pearce (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 37: CYFS Caregiver Judy Constable. (08.03.2007)
. Counsel for Child Mr Bruce Andrews – Gods Chosen? (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 35 and # 36: Denise Loveridge and Brenda Cliff. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 32 – #34: CYFS Minister Ruth Dyson, Social Worker Malama Fitkefu, and various CYFS-sanctioned “service (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 31: Ripa Koeo. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 30: Rachel Kerr (08.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 23-# 29: Steve Pettifer Hall, Kay Christie, Jill Goscomb, Kim Bader, Sarah Lucas, Manju Verma, and Maureen (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 22: Tracy Quinn. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 21: CYFS Nikki Boreham. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 20: When getting sick can cost you your kids. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 19: Margurite Brown (Strike 2). (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 18 – Margurite Brown. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 17 – Captured By the State. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 16: CYFS Christchurch & Auckland. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 15: CYFS Greymouth. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 12, # 13 and # 14 – Lola and Hori Boughton, and Maureen Kay (nee McCann). (08.03.2007)

Other Articles:
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 10 and # 11: Karen Young and Mark Postow. (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 9: Mr ? Taylor (Takapuna). (08.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 8: Donna Travers. (07.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 5 and # 6 and # 7: Christina Macmahon, Sharon Norton, and Lorraine Hill. (07.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame # 2 and #3 and # 4: Lorraine Sheffield, Michelle Boyd and Susie Sligo. (07.03.2007)
. CYFS Hall of Shame Member # 1: Lynne Boyack (07.03.2007)

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Judge, Jury and Executioner – Ani Henry Ormsby

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 7, 2007

As posted on Judge, Jury and Executioner Ani Henry Ormsby

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Judge, Jury and Executioner – Ani Henry Ormsby

This is my first time on this web site and I commend you all keep it going. I searched for the name Ani Ormsby or Ani Henry Ormsby and as I suspected she is on here. Ani is a Social Worker for CYPS Taupo and she dealt with my nieces case.

I am very much a person who will not tolerate parents not caring for their children and in this case it was my brother and his wife. I reported the abuse/neglect of the basics back in 2003. I told my brother that if he did not buck his ideas up I would go to CYFS, he did not so I notified CYFS. I left my name, phone and address and told them I did not want to be anon. CYFS Taupo investigated and after one year closed the case. I phoned one year later to find out what the outcome was only to be told that the case was closed and my brother and wife’s parenting skills were fine.

November 2005 I received a message on my phone from Ani asking me to call her. I did so only to find our that more complaints from the school for; my niece going to school dirty, her hair was riddled with lice and nits. Complaints also came in from the district nurse and other community members.

Ani told me that the reason she phoned was to ask if my husband and I would take my nieces into our care, she also said that the school was threatening court action if the girls were not taken out of their parents care. My husband and I were glad to take them and at least I would not worry about them in our care. As time went by (5months) everything was fine and Ani spoke to us about keeping the girls permanently. However during Christmas I began to notice inappropriate sexual behaviour from my eldest niece which included gyrating on soft toys and cushions. When I approached Ani several times as the behaviour was happening to frequently she kept fobbing me off. To the point where I sought help from our local Hauora. Thanks to the Hauora and the local school we found help for my niece.

I just happened to view a letter that was sent to CYFS by a Paediatrician with regards to my eldest niece. This letter was presented at a hui between myself, the Hauora and the District Nurse. In this letter is stated that a sexual abuse allegation and that the person who made the allegation did not want to be named. This letter was written in 2003. I questioned Ani about this letter only to have her answer oh Donna it’s nothing. I asked her again “why was nothing done”? Ani then said to me that they think it was my father (who passed away Nov 2005). I then said to her “I don’t care if you think it was my father, brother, or sister, why didn’t you do something about it”? Ani then said “Donna what are you trying to get at? I said “you are the girls Social Worker and I want to make sure you are doing your job”!

As it has turned out the sexual abuser was not my father and it was a couple of friends of my brother. From that point on Ani did not speak to me or answer my emails, phone calls. The second FGC came up and not realising Ani had gone behind my back and approached my step mother to take the girls instead of us having them. After reading a gleaming report of how my husband and I have been great care givers and even a verbal report from the school and all the other people that assisted us with the eldest we (the whanau on both mother and father’s side) all began to decide where the girls would go to live permanently. The person who did not agree for the girls to continue living with us was my step mother. In the end she had no choice but to agree for the girls to stay with us.

Ani was called back in and told the decision to which she said “I do not agree”. I asked her why and she said that we had not been accepted CYFS Caregivers as yet and that it is better if the girls went with their father’s mother. She also said I was moody and paranoid. I told her I am not moody just frustrated that she had not done her job properly and as for the paranoia my concerns were correct as was stated in the letter from the Doctor. To make a very long story a little shorter the following is what Ani did or did not do:

  • Never provided care plans
  • Never prepared the girls and us for placement
  • Never supported us as Caregivers
  • Never kept us informed of any issues with the girls
  • Never made appropriate referrals for the girls
  • Never linked us with support agencies
  • Visited the girls only once in 7 months
  • Never included us in the consultation process
  • With sensitivity, she did not prepare us or the girls in the termination of placement
  • Called me a liar (I have no reasons to lie), paranoid and moody
  • Broke nearly all the conditions made at the first FGC
  • Made plans with the girls other grandparents and left a message for me at the office to let the girls go with their grandparents (I did not let them go as it was not planned and she did not inform me even though I had spoken to her half an hour before)
  • I had to constantly be on her back with regards to the girls school fees etc
  • June 28th 2006 Ani phoned me to say the girls were going on holiday with my step mother in Christchurch and that they would fly out on June 30th 2006. June 29th Ani phoned me and told me the girls were going to live in Christchurch permanently. June 30th she came and picked them up
  • The worst thing Ani has done is ignore the sexual abuse allegation and left the girls in the care of their parents for another 3 years.

I could go on and on about what Ani did not do according to her job description. I ended up placing a formal complaint with the CEO and GM of CYFS. I received a reply 9th Feb from CEO Peter Hughes.

“This review has now been completed. I have been advised that there were a number of shortfalls in the support and information provided to you and to the children”

“I can assure you that we take complaints like your very seriously and that, in this case we have made changes to make sure that better support is provided in future”

It also apologies on behalf of Ani Henry Ormsby. However she is still working for CYFS Taupo and delaing with other cases. WHAT CAN WE DO???? This woman has proven that she cannot make decisions for our children based on facts and she is very vendictive and will do anything to try and cover her mistakes as she did with this case.

Regards to you all

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