Police are concerned for the safety of Helen
RUTLEDGE who is missing from Mayfair Place in
Helen is a 62 year old Caucasian approximately
5ft 5" tall, of solid build with short grey hair. She
normally wears a beige hand knitted hat and frequently has a
pull along two wheeled shopping basket.
Anyone who has
recently seen Helen or may know her present whereabouts are
asked to urgently contact the Police.
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On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention
On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.
Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>
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