MSD's Policy on approving caregivers with criminal history.

Leah Trass made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

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From: Leah Trass

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I have several questions to ask:

What is the MSD's policy on approving caregivers with criminal history or history of having CYFS involvement.

What is the difference used in supporting parents/caregivers with the same history. What formula do you use for both assessments?

What is the period of time where past criminal convictions are classed as 'historical' What types of criminal actions are considered of no importance (no risk of future abuse) and what are considered possible approval. What crimes/abuse history are no approval considered. Or little chance of approval (high risk of abuse).

Yours faithfully,

Leigh Bailllie

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Ministry of Social Development

Dear Leah Baillie

Thank you for your email received 20 May 2013, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National office to respond. You may expect a response to be sent to you as soon as possible.

Please note that Queen's Birthday does not count as a ‘working day’ in respect of the Act. Due to this holiday, your response would be due on 18 June 2013.
Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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From: Leah Trass

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

Can you please advise me when I can expect a response to this OIA request.

Yours sincerely,

Leigh Bailllie

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Ministry of Social Development

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Dear Ms Baillie


Please find attached the response to your email of 17 May 2013 about
Child, Youth and Family.


Yours  sincerely






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