It's the end for CYF – AGAIN!

Faces of Innocents: CYF to be shut down and replaced by a new ministry
Stuff 28 July 2016
Family First Comment: This sentence sums it up.
“CYF’s name has been subtly changed three times before and it’s been restructured at least 14 times since its inception in 1992.”
The Govt can’t spend their way or name-change or restructure out of family breakdown. They need to look at the causes – declining marriage rates, increased family breakdown, increasing drugs and alcohol abuse and associated mental illness, welfare dependency.
The long and chequered story of Child, Youth and Family will be officially at an end by March 2017, replaced by a new agency. Katie Kenny reports for the Faces of Innocents project.
A new Ministry for Vulnerable Children will take over from CYF in April next year.
It’s understood a chief executive for the new Government department has already been picked.
While “Ministry for Vulnerable Children” is expected to be the new name for the department, this has not been finalised by Cabinet.
However, the transformation programme is well under way with an extra $347 million allocated in the Budget for the care and protection of children and young people.
CYF’s name has been subtly changed three times before and it’s been restructured at least 14 times since its inception in 1992.
“CYF as we know it will no longer exist after March 2017,” acting Minister for Social Development Hekia Parata said on Wednesday.


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