Native Affairs – Two million dollar kid – Part 1

By Ruwani Perera
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Daryl Brougham used to be called the 2 million dollar kid, because that's what his 18 years in State Care cost the New Zealand taxpayer.  While in CYF care, Daryl suffered significant amounts of abuse and neglect.

This year the Ministry of Social Development owned up to some of the litany of mistakes made that contributed to his lost childhood.

Up until a few weeks ago the 35 year-old had a job with Child Youth and Family. Daryl's now resigned, and tonight tells his story and speaks out about a broken system for the 5000 children he says have no voice. Here's Ruwani Perera with this 2-part exclusive report.

Click here for Part 2 of this story.

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