The Government has signalled that it will adjust child protection reforms over concerns about how they affected the rehoming of vulnerable children.
More babies were taken from mothers and put in Government care in the South Island last year despite a North Island area having bigger population.
A teenage foster child might keep their bedroom just as messy as a biological child, but the rewards are equally satisfying as well, foster mother Caroline Hellyer says.
A Dunedin woman wants vulnerable children in Otago and Southland to be free from abuse and neglect so they can reach their full potential.
Child Youth and Family has admitted mistakes in its handling of 13-year-old murderer Jordan Nelson following criticism from the teen's step-grandfather.
An advisory panel set up in 2008 to hear complaints against child protection services has at least partly upheld 33 of the first 40 cases it has heard.
Former Police Commissioner Howard Broad has been chosen to lead a new independent inquiry into Child, Youth and Family's complaints process.
A young woman placed in the care of a convicted rapist by Child Youth and Family has received an apology from the Ministry of Social Development.
The family of a 13-year-old who ended up in Dunedin Hospital's intensive care unit for three days after overdosing on epilepsy pills says the child will not be safe until Child Youth and Family place him in a secure residence.
Child, Youth and Family is unable to say how often it has not been able to find immediate accommodation for a child or young person placed in its custody, as it does not keep centralised data.
Young people placed in the custody of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) are sometimes having to stay back in their family homes immediately after being transferred to CYF because appropriate caregivers and beds are not available.
A 15-year-old facing serious charges over the death of an Auckland man is missing after he escaped from Child Youth and Family care.
A father accused of going berserk at a Child, Youth & Family centre in Christchurch has had a charge of threatening to kill withdrawn.
A Dunedin family say if something more had been done to help them with their troubled 14-year-old daughter a year ago, when they made their first pleas for help, her case might not be before the court and the girl on the run.
In an ideal world, the skills of Barnardos Child and Family Services staff members Frederica Shannon and Sue Bain and their colleagues would be quite redundant.
Dunedin North Labour candidate Dr David Clark has accused Child Youth and Family of cutting jobs and the Government of going against promises.
Two Child Youth and Family caregivers have been accused of carrying out years cruelty against foster children in their care -- including scrubbing their bodies and teeth with a wire brush and chaining them up together.
Dunedin Child, Youth and Family social workers will be told they are expected to go and pick up young people who run away from care, after a review of the agency's policies and procedures around absconding.
Child Youth and Family says it is working to prevent a repeat of the situation where a 14-year-old girl ran away from its care 43 times, but has stopped short of conducting an investigation into how that was allowed to happen.
Child Youth and Family admits it should have acted sooner in the case of a Dunedin girl who ran away from a CYF home 43 times in three and a-half months.