The Panel Gary McCormick and Scott Yorke (Part 1)
Topics - the government has announced new regulations around dealing with children and abuse. Family Court will be given the power to restrict the guardianship rights of birth parents whose children have been removed from their care and Courts will be allowed to issue Child Harm Prevention Orders on adults assessed as posing a serious risk to children. Questions have been asked after a Christchurch boy has moved around nine different foster homes in the last three weeks. It has been suggested there's not enough carers in Christchurch to care for children in need.