Tag Archives: Child Youth & Family Review

A call for papers: “Child protection, the family and the state: Critical responses in neoliberal times”

The editorial function of the Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work journal will be carried out by a newly formed editorial collective. The foundation collective comprises Neil Ballantyne, Liz Beddoe,   Yvonne Crichton-Hill , Anaru Eketone, Ian Hyslop, Emily Keddell, Simon Lowe, Jane … Continue reading

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A surfeit of inexpert opinion and the legacy of failure to invest in social work?

Liz Beddoe On April 1 the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley announced that an independent review, led by Paula Rebstock, would develop a business case for a “new operating model to modernise CYF, enhance its governance and assurance, and … Continue reading

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A week is a long time in Aotearoa NZ social work….

Liz Beddoe Just over a week ago a series of events happened that have led to some very frantic activity at Social Work Research in New Zealand. A visiting social work academic Kate Morris was here in Aotearoa New Zealand … Continue reading

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The CYF Review, the Commissioner for Children and the skills and expertise of social workers

Simon Lowe Following Anne Tolley’s (Minister of Social Development) announcement last week of the formation of an ‘independent expert panel’ to review Child, Youth and Family (CYF), there has been an avalanche of responses on social media. Having read and … Continue reading

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Big Brains and the Modernization of Child, Youth and Family

Deb Stanfield Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills was asked by National Radio last week to respond to Minister Anne Tolley’s proposed CYF modernization project. An even, calm and suitably critical Mr Wills offered himself as an ally for child protection social … Continue reading

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The Child, Youth and Family review: Reading between the lines

In these media savvy days political pronouncements are almost always focussed on managing media. During elections media management is particularly intense with resources invested in promoting vote winning messages whilst sullying the reputation of others.  Once in power, and with … Continue reading

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Not independent and not expert- so what is the agenda?

Liz Beddoe Last Wednesday the Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley announced the formation of an ‘independent expert panel’ to lead a ‘complete overhaul ‘ of Child, Youth and Family. This is the first of a series of posts by … Continue reading

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