A man referred to the Department of Child and Family Services – and fired – for allegedly abusing a child ended up working for the child protection agency months later where he was reported for similar behaviour.
Government continues stonewalling on DCFS investigation
Claims answering questions will 'prejudice' the probe; key people yet to be contacted
Days after casting its investigation into the Department of Child and Family Services as purely a human resources matter, the Social Development Ministry has suggested it is looking into several matters including child abuse allegations we brought to their attention. And, despite insisting the investigation is “ongoing”, there are no indications that an inquiry has […]
Government goes silent on DCFS child abuse probe
Minister fails to keep transparency and independence pledge as more disturbing claims emerge
Government is refusing to update the public on its internal investigation into child abuse allegations at the Department of Child and Family Services, despite pledging the process will be transparent. And it appears that the minister and permanent secretary Wayne Carey are themselves conducting the probe – betraying another pledge to recruit an independent party […]
DCFS Director Maybury narrowly evaded court ordered arrest
An exasperated family court was forced to issue a warrant ordering the arrest of Child and Family Services Director Alfred Maybury after he repeatedly failed to attend court for a case involving a child in his official care. That is just one of several claims about the director’s performance of his duties detailed in lawyer…...
Children allege neglect and abuse by child protection agency
Minister promises swift investigation; Director of Child and Family Services placed on leave pending outcome of probe.
Children under the care of the Department of Child and Family Services have made a number of allegations of neglect and abuse by staff, staff being drunk while on duty and intimidation and harassment for reporting their concerns. Government has placed the department’s director on ‘administrative leave’ following complaints of improper handling of the allegations…....