Faces of Innocents

The haunting of Evelyn Sen

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She believed her daughter was being tortured and couldn’t bear her suffering.

Raised by the state

New Children's Minister Tracey Martin has no illusions about the size of the abuse problem New Zealand faces.

Children's Minister Tracey Martin's mother was a 'care kid', after initially being taken in by neighbours.

The boundaries of our care

A fifth of the almost 3000 New Zealanders surveyed said they would consider helping a child or young person who is under ...

If we're all in this together, then children are everyone's responsibility. What would you do for someone else's child?

Job weighs 'morning, noon and night'

Grainne Moss started as chief executive of Oranga Tamariki–Ministry for Children in April, 2017.

Children's Ministry boss admits she underestimated the intensity of the public's interest in the state care agency.

The love of one adult will do

About 150 children gathered in December last year for the Oranga Tamariki Christmas party for children in foster care.

OPINION: No government agency can give our children the love and support they deserve.

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analysis

'Family first' ends in tragedy

Kathleen Cooper at the High Court in Auckland.

Kathleen Cooper was never going to be able to cope with her grandson Jermain. Why was he put in her care?

CYF's gone, but what's changed?

The new Ministry for Vulnerable Children has opened its doors, but beyond the name, what's different?

What are 'Children's Teams'? video

Should there be a 'child killer' law?

the innocent's stories

Arson killed mum, baby video

An accelerant, probably petrol, is believed to have been deliberately used to spread the fire.

Grieving sister says lawnmower petrol was used to set fire that killed "loving, doting" Katie Bruce, 20, and her baby son, Ash.

A sister's lament

Kelly Gush was 12 when she was kicked to death by her mother's partner. Her sister, Kylie, speaks for the first time.

Lisa Michelle Hope was killed by her father Ian Hope.

'Just one more sleep, mummy'

Eight-year-old Lisa Hope was excited to move in with her mother the day before she was killed.

policy

Toddler death 'failings' exposed

Child, Youth and Family is changing a number of processes after the death of a 17-month-old Southland boy.

A review has exposed a host of mistakes and oversights in CYF's handling of the case of a murdered toddler.

Vow to reduce child abuse

The head of a new uber agency for vulnerable children says she can halt New Zealand's roll call of shame.

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama says colonisation is the root cause of the high rates of Maori child abuse.

Why Maori suffer

The high rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation, an academic says.

opinion

The love of one adult will do

About 150 children gathered in December last year for the Oranga Tamariki Christmas party for children in foster care.

OPINION: No government agency can give our children the love and support they deserve.

Our excuses are dead

OPINION: Our babies don't need us to scream when they die. They need us to give a damn when they are alive.

It's surprising that we're only now putting what children want and need at the centre of the way we care for them, ...

My hope for CYF's successor stuff nation

OPINION: Just listening to what children think is best for them could make a huge difference.

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