Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Govt. To Monitor Role Of Child Youth & Family

The Government would look closely at the role of primary health care and its effectiveness in preventing child abuse, after two recent cases involving toddlers, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today.

Child Youth And Family today revealed that they had approved the grandmother as the caregiver of a two-year-old baby girl in Whangarei. Police have today charged the grandmother, Patricia Billy Bissett, with assault. The child remains in serious condition in Auckland’s Starship Hospital.

Meanwhile, Masterton police are continuing to investigate last week’s death of a 23-month-old toddler from Carterton, by taking blood samples from a local kohanga reo and a house where she spent her last hours.

Speaking after the Cabinet's Monday press conference, Miss Clark said the Government’s role would be to consider the role of primary health care and whether it could have prevented child abuse in these situations.

She had not yet been fully made up-to-date about the Whangarei case, but would continue to monitor both situations closely, she said.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Barriers Facing Female Politicians

On the current evidence though, voters are less likely to regard a female politician as ‘likeable’ than a male one, and – even worse – this perception tends to become a barrier that only female candidates in the main, have to face. More>>

The Detail: Britain's Trump Is Now Its Prime Minister

Guardian journalist James Murray says Boris Johnson wears the hat that works, depending on what he’s trying to achieve. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Trump’s Open White Nationalism

By telling those four elected, American born and/or raised women of colour to “go home”, US President Donald Trump’s racist agenda has come out of the shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>

ALSO: