Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development v NH [2016] NZFC 2101

Published 31 July 2016

Declaration child in need of care or protection — Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989, ss 78, 101. A s 78 order was discharged and a s 101 custody order made in favour of the MSD. The mother supported the orders made, although under s 14 (1) (a) and (b) rather than including (f). The Judge also consolidated the files of the child and mother to ensure they were considered together when next reviewed. The matters would be reviewed in six months time. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.