A number of children facing certain court proceedings are now without legal representation after litigation guardian Tiffanne Thomas quit the role pending resolution of payment for her services over the last four years. Thomas announced last week that she planned to take legal action to resolve the matter once and for all. Government meanwhile has…...
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…...