Some of the members of a CYF Youth Panel, which advised Social Development Minister Anne Tolley, talk about the care they needed, but often didn't get from CYF. Stuff spoke with Karlee Symonds, Monique Goodhew, Shine Thompson, Tupua Urlich and Zak Quor for the Faces of Innocents project.
They've suffered at the hands of their families, and the state. But the experiences of a group of former "CYF Kids" are helping shape a new system. Stacey Kirk met them for the Faces of Innocents project.