conduct after children taken from their care
A couple has been awarded $30,000 in damages in a long-running battle with Oranga Tamariki over their treatment following the removal of four young brothers in their care.
The Court of Appeal, in a written decision, awarded Mr Y $20,000 and Mrs X $10,000 in damages for breaches of their rights to natural justice under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
In 2012, the boys were placed in the care of the couple who, the court said, were motivated by the best of intentions, but appeared to have little real understanding of what they were letting themselves in for and received no training.
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