Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development v DF [2016] NZFC 2836

Published 01 August 2016

Declaration child in need of care or protection — custody order — Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989, ss 14, 78 and 101. Declaration made that the child was in need of care and protection under s 14(1)(a) and (b). Mother had a history of abuse towards an older child, as well as drug and alcohol abuse. Section 78 custody order discharged, s 101 custody order in favour of the Chief Executive made. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.