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dc.contributor.authorSandford-Reed, , Lucy
dc.contributor.authorMcNabb, David
dc.description.abstractAs many of you have also voiced, we have concerns about the current CYF Review. Our contention is the review is not wide enough, instead relying on a siloed approach to fix a wider problem. We also believe the continued focus on a narrow outcome-focused approach, with black-and-white “results”, is a crude measure and fails to put children, families and communities at the centre of our system. So while we have many, many good practitioners and pockets of excellence, the overall system is failing our children, our families, and our communities. The review also signals changes to the investment approach within the social services system that are of concern. This approach seems to define New Zealand citizens in a one-dimensional way as “clients” or “choosing consumers”. In the case of children and families this is a particularly worrying viewpoint. There seems to be an emphasis on privatising services. We believe this could have long-lasting effects on the system (as recent privatisation issues in other sectors have illustrated). Through the establishment of the panel and the terms of reference, the CYF Review also undermines the sector and social workers. For example, there is a valid concern about possible legislative changes to the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 which may deprofessionalise social worker roles. Unitec lecturer Peter Matthewson has written an insightful blog on this issue. While the review does not have a real consultation process built in, we, like all of you who are here today, feel this is too an important a discussion to be left out of.en_NZ
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dc.subjectChild, Youth and Family (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectgovernment departmental reviewsen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial servicesen_NZ
dc.titleIn conversation -- remodelling CYFen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderThe Authorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111708 Health and Community Servicesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160512 Social Policyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSandford-Reed, Lucy., & McNabb, David. (2015, September). In conversation -- remodelling CYF. Ross, Amy (Ed.), CYF Review: Let's Get Real (pp.8-10).en_NZ
unitec.institutionAotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)en_NZ
unitec.institutionCouncil for Social Work Education Aotearoa / New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleCYF Review : Let's Get Realen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgPublic Service Association (PSA)en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationAotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workersen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationCouncil for Social Work Education Aotearoa/New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaSocial Practice

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