Author(s): Daryl Brougham
In 1990, at the age of ten, Daryl Brougham was told by a social worker he was useless and would end up in jail. By 1997, he had attended 27 schools, been through over 30 social workers and lived in more than 30 different foster homes. During his 18 years as a state ward he suffered repeated sexual, physical, emotional and psychological abuse. Rising above all the abuse, Daryl proved that social worker wrong
Daryl Brougham was born in Auckland in 1979 and is affiliated to Tainui-Ngati Maniapoto. Having survived eighteen years of state care, he is determined to improve the social welfare system from within. He took time out to study both care of the elderly and facilities management before starting his degree. In 2009, he was awarded a Deputy Chief of Navy Commendation from NZDF. Daryl lives in Auckland with his wife Emily and two lovely daughters.