Friday, May 16, 2014

Half a million children known to CYF?

This is an interesting statement contained in the budget announcement about extra funding for vulnerable children

“One per cent of children known to Child, Youth and Family – around 5,000 children –  go on to cost New Zealand $550,000 each by their early 30s in corrections and welfare services.

Half a million children are known to CYF?

Over what period I wonder.

According to an MSD research paper one in five born in 1993 became known to CYF over their childhood to the age of 17.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats 21 years. OK that just goes to show the growth in govt. interference in our families and the rise and rise of the continuing do good clan that infest govt Departments including Parliament.
To much interference in peoples lives, rights and freedoms.