Release of Future Parental Responsibility to CYFS (now MVC)

Karl Pearce made this Official Information request to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children did not have the information requested.

From: Karl Pearce

Dear Child Youth and Family,

How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16?

Can I please have these statics New Zealand wide and also a break down of those statistics down to regions as well as specific specific branches for Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, South Auckland, Onehunga, Tauranga, Palmerston North and Christchurch offices.

Yours faithfully,

Karl Pearce (BSW Hons.).
Host of "On Point with Karl Pearce"
News, Issues and Current affairs.
www.Karl.Kiwi.nz

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Dear Mr Pearce
 
I am writing to seek clarity regarding your request for:
 

* How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children to
be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

 
Are you able to provide further detail or outline the situation you are
asking about? Perhaps you are interested in agreements for care of
children and young persons under section 139 of the Children, Young
Persons and Their Families Act 1989 available here:
[1]http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...
 
 
Kind regards
 
Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor
Official & Parliamentary Information | Ministry of Social Development | Te
Manatu Whakahiato Ora
6th floor | 56 the Terrace| PO Box 1556 |
Wellington | New Zealand
 

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From: Karl Pearce

Dear the main Official Information contact address for Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki,
Thank you Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor for your reply.

While interviewing several mothers dealing with the Palmerston North Branch in particular, however I have heard similar from other branches, these mothers have reported signing a legal document stating that all further children as yet unborn will become the direct responsibility/care of CYFS from the time of birth, and give permission for CYFS to uplift any further, as yet, future possible children at birth.

Many have thought this was a legal document however if not can you please clarify in addition to the original Request please.

Thank you very much for your time,

Regards, Nga Mihi,

Karl Pearce.

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Tēnā koe Mr Karl Pearce,

Please find attached a letter advising of the need to extend the time available to make a decision on your requests until 18 June 2017

Nā mātou noa, nā

Organisational Support  |  Leadership & Organisational Development  | 
Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki

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Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[1][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

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Hi Karl,

MVCOT addressed their response to all 7 of your requests and due to the way their e-mails came in, it created a bit of a duplicate storm, we've cleaned up the duplicate responses so things should be a bit more readable.

Since they've refused some of your requests, it might be an idea to ask them to take those request IDs off their future replies to limit the number of duplicates.

Cheers

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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

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from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
Tamariki accepts no responsibility for changes made to this email or to
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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

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the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
is confidential and may be legally privileged. Any review, retransmission,
dissemination or other use of this email may be unlawful. If you are not
the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy the email
from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
Tamariki accepts no responsibility for changes made to this email or to
any attachments after transmission from the Office.
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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

[6]cid:image001.jpg@01D2AC6F.6D61F7D0

 

 

 

 

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the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
is confidential and may be legally privileged. Any review, retransmission,
dissemination or other use of this email may be unlawful. If you are not
the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy the email
from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
Tamariki accepts no responsibility for changes made to this email or to
any attachments after transmission from the Office.
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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01D2AC6F.6D61F7D0

 

 

From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

[6]cid:image001.jpg@01D2AC6F.6D61F7D0

 

 

 

 

------------------------------- This email message is intended solely for
the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
is confidential and may be legally privileged. Any review, retransmission,
dissemination or other use of this email may be unlawful. If you are not
the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy the email
from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
Tamariki accepts no responsibility for changes made to this email or to
any attachments after transmission from the Office.
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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

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is confidential and may be legally privileged. Any review, retransmission,
dissemination or other use of this email may be unlawful. If you are not
the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy the email
from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find attached the response to your requests for Official
Information.

 

Kind regards

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [1][MVCOT request email]

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From: OIA_Requests (MVCOT)
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 4:06 p.m.
To: '[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[FOI #5680 email]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]';
'[email address]'
Subject: OIA Request - Pearce, Karl

 

Dear Mr Pearce

On 5 April 2017 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the Official
Information Act 1982, the following information:

1)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) offer to pay for sterilization in
2014, 15, 16?

2)    How many women did CYFS (now MVC) pay to have sterilized in 2014,
15, 16?

3)    How many of the women received their children back after being
sterilized in 2014, 2015, 2016? 

4)    How many Home for Life placements did CYFS (now MVC) perform in
2014, 15, 16?

5)    How many women signed orders/papers allowing their future children
to be taken from birth/ releasing future parental responsibility at birth
by CYFS (now MVC) in 2014, 15, 16? 

6)    How many uplifts during child's first month of life did CYFS (now
MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16?

7)    How many uplifts while child and mother were in hospital did CYFS
(now MVC) perform in 2014, 15, 16? of these how many were performed under
Court Order? 

8)    How many COT/CIDS deaths have occurred in babies under 3 years of
age while in  CYFS (now MVC) care in 2014, 15, 16?

 

On 8 April 2017, you also requested:

9)    How many suicides by children in the care of CYFS (now MVC) were
there during 2014, 15, 16?

10) Can I have statistics on numbers of those who made notifications of
abuse to CYFS (now MVC) where they were then investigated themselves in
2014, 15, 16? Can I have those statistics on Gender and relationship to
child.

 

For all ten questions, you requested the statistics be provided at a
national level as well as being broken down to a regional level and to the
level of specific branches for the following areas:

 

o Lower Hutt,
o Upper Hutt,
o South Auckland,
o Onehunga,
o Tauranga,
o Palmerston North 
o Christchurch offices.

 

The Ministry has decided to grant your request in part, namely information
which relates to the following:

 

·         Home for Life data

·         Out of home placements for children within their first 30 days
of birth

·         Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) data.

·         Suicide data

 

However, it will take some time to prepare this information for release.
The information will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

The Ministry has also decided to refuse your request for information which
relates to:

 

·         Sterilisation – refused under section 18(e) of the Official
Information Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         The ‘signed order’ regarding the release of future parental
responsibility – refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information
Act (the Act), as the information does not exist.

·         Whether an uplift of a child occurred while the child and mother
were in hospital – refused under section 18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be
provided without substantial manual collation and research.

·         Statistics on notifications of abuse – refused under section
18(f) of the Act, as it cannot be provided without substantial manual
collation and research.

 

If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact
[3][email address]

 

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you have the right to seek an
investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a
complaint is available at [4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or 0800 802 602.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official Information - Ministerial Support

* E: [5][MVCOT request email]

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the person or entity to which it is addressed. The information it contains
is confidential and may be legally privileged. Any review, retransmission,
dissemination or other use of this email may be unlawful. If you are not
the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and destroy the email
from all sources. Thank you. Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga
Tamariki accepts no responsibility for changes made to this email or to
any attachments after transmission from the Office.
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