I'm confused....she has custody
It took from 2001 until 2005 for it to get to court. Then the NZ family Court threw it out and said it refused to look at the evidence.
In the meantime my son kept coming to me on access covered in bruises and saying mummy hit me.
I complained to police who told me it was a civil matter... not a criminal matter.
Child welfare refused to investigate. When I complained to the relevant Government Minister (Steve Maharey) his own department lied and said that it
I have struggled for years to get my hands on my son's file. I now have it because they released it to someone else who let me study the file.
The file proves that eventually because i would not shut up complaining that a senior police commander ordered Child welfare to conducta joint
investigation with social workers.
The file which I only got this year proves that social workers Barbara Lee and Marti Hartley spent all their energies trying to persuade the Police
the there was nothing to investigate.
It also proves that whilst Child welfare had a statement of what my complaint was, they witheld it from Police and told the police that my complaint
was not about assaults but about abusive shouting. Police would not approach me for a statement.
On 3 October 2002 I was cooking in my kitchen and my ex and our son were next door in the lounge. I kept hearing her shout abuse at my son. He kept
crying. Each time i left the kitchen to investigate and was told my son was just "being stupid."
Later when dinner was cooked I joined them. My son came cringingly towards his mother begging for a cuddle. She shouted at him and slapped him around
This repeated three times. They slept overnight in my bed and next morning the mother left the house. My mother turned up and as I went to dress my
son, we found his body covered in bruises.
I immediately faxed a written statement to his social worker Marti Hartley. She interviewed my son's mother on 8 October 2002. The mother admitted to
the October 2002 assaults to social worker Marti Hartley.
In 2003 a professor of medicine gave evidence to the NZ Family Court that she was too dangerous to have custody. NZ Family Court judge Geoff Ellis
refused to hear the evidence and stated it was not in the interests of the welfare of the child to hear the evidence.
In July 2003 my then lawyer forced the court to issue an order to CYFS to disclose to the court what the outcome of their investigation was. (this had
been witheld by Child Welfare for a year).
Child Welfare (CYFS) issued a false and misleading report to the court saying there were no concerns for the child's welfare in his mother's care.
CYFS would neither confirm nor deny the assaults.
The report however also said that my complaints were vexatious and that my constant complaints were causing conflict and harming my son.
Now that I have the file I can prove that CYFS lied to the Court. The Court however will not allow me to file evidence to prove it.
I am tearing my hair out trying not only to get justice butt also am stressed out by trying to protect my son when social workers are lying to conceal
child abuse. The court is now threatening to cancel all my rights of access because I will not stop raising the issue.
Adding to this the judge is an elderly gay man who has never raised children and has no clue what it is to be a parent. He does however revel in the
fact that he is an acclaimed author of a book about child abuse and the law. pfaf... What an ignorant twit.
That is why she has custody. That satisfy your curiousity ?
[edit on 27-6-2007 by sy.gunson]