EO v Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development  NZFC 2863
Published 01 August 2016
Access order — Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989, s 121, A v Ministry of Social Development  NZFLR 625. The mother’s application for increased access was granted, with supervised contact to occur once per calendar month for two hours.
As the Ministry was considering a Home for Life approach for the child, the Judge referred to case law which stated that: “Access when there has been such a permanent placement is not given for the purposes of allowing a biological parent to develop a relationship in a way which will ultimately lead to a young child being returned to that biological parent.” **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.