CYFS is not keeping national records of the numbers of children abused in its care. Meanwhile the Government could be supporting a simple initiative that would help to improve the experiences of children and young people in care through an independent support network.
Submissions on the Government’s Green Paper for Vulnerable Children close tomorrow. If they urge the Government to address child poverty and inequality, will the Government listen?
The Herald has launched a six part series highlighting inequality and poverty in New Zealand, showing why we need action on the root causes, not the consequences.
The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children should be focused on how to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect – poverty and inequality.