Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Alleged child neglect investigation


Title: Alleged child neglect investigation

On Friday 4January 2013 Hutt Valley Police were called to reports of disorder at a Lower Hutt address.

Since this time Police and Child Youth and Family have commenced a joint investigation into the family involved in this incident.

Today an operation by Hutt Valley Police and Child Youth and Family has resulted in the arrest and charging of the parents of four young children with their alleged neglect.

They each face four charges of neglect, one relating to each child.

The Officer in Charge of the Hutt Valley Family Violence Team, Detective Sergeant Emma Foote said: "This operation has been effective through the sharing of information and the strong relationship we have with our local Child Youth and Families Service. Our shared aim has been to assist in providing a safer environment for these children and to try and make a real difference."

The four children, aged between 4 years and 7 months have been placed into custody of Child Youth and Family.

The two persons arrested will appear in the Lower Hutt District Court tomorrow.

Ms Foote said: "I urge members of our community to call police, Child Youth and Family or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they have real concerns about the care and welfare of children they know.”

Police are not available for further comment at this time.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news