If asked to name a single thing the Families Commissioner has done, I, like most people I suspect, am hard pressed to recall any achievements.
This is quite unlike othe ragencies such as the Children’s Commissioner where they have had involvement in a number of cases and issues.
Even Peter Dunne, whose party insisted on the creation of the Families Commission, seems luke warm on its achievements.
Think of what else could have been achieved with its $28 million budget. That could gfet you 80 or so extra social workers for CYPFS.