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CYF did not know murdered baby existed.

Abuse baby’s birth secret.

CYF, New Zealands child protection agency; were not even aware of murdered toddler Hail-Saige McClutchie’s existence even though she was born into a family with a “horrendous history” of child abuse.

Hail-Saige McClutchie, 22 months, died in the early hours of September 27 last year after being taken to Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries she suffered at a Morrinsville house the night before. At the time Child, Youth and Family (CYF) admitted Hail-Saige’s “wider” family were known to them, but said they had had no prior involvement with Hail-Saige herself.

This morning CYF chief executive Ray Smith confirmed to the Waikato Times this was because the agency had not known her parents – who they’d already removed two children from – went on to have another baby, Hail-Saige. They were alerted to her existence only after her death.

Full article here.

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