for removing newborn from autistic mum
A Dunedin grandmother who had a six-year dispute with government agencies about taking her grandson away from her family had moments when she considered giving up.
But she is glad she followed through and feels vindicated and relieved that Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier found her autistic daughter was treated unreasonably.
Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children, has accepted the finding.
"She's been judged terribly. Others have suffered in silence," the grandmother said.