Support agency pleads with Government
Monday 12 July 2004
Support agency pleads with Government to look at the facts
Only 10 months after a UNICEF survey revealed New Zealand has the third highest rate of child abuse deaths among 26 OECD countries, another UNICEF New Zealand report today says policy changes are needed to reduce violence against children.
The Christchurch based Family Help Trust hopes the latest information will encourage the Government to seriously look at increasing proven, successful, intensive, early intervention programmes with at-risk children in high-risk families, such as those offered by the Trust.