Native Affairs – State of Care - Part 1

By Ruwani Perera

On Thursday last week the latest review into Child, Youth and Family revealed more damning statistics on the state of our kids in care, and a lack of consistent capability to work successfully with Māori to improve their lives.

Around 57% of children seen by CYF by the time they are aged five are Māori.  But only 3 out of 10 caregivers are Māori, compared with 5 out of every 10 being Pākehā.

Native Affairs explored the issue of earlier this year and the situation of Auckland mum, Kate.

Click here for Part 2 of this story.