If you were to ask any of my staff of social workers what is the toughest task you have to deal with they will all tell you in a heartbeat - "Uplifting a baby from their mother".

No one wants to do it but there are times when they know if they don't, then that baby is in real danger.

If an uplift is unjustified and the whānau have support agencies/whānau assisting them with plans and positive change have been made my staff will fight for the justice and rights of the whānau, to have their children returned.