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Human Rights Commission welcomes The Way Forward report

Human Rights Commission welcomes The Way Forward report


EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has welcomed The Way Forward report on an integrated system for Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect.

“The Way Forward report is truly a way forward. We’re not starting from scratch, all the jigsaw pieces are there we just need to connect them,” said Dr Blue.

“As a country New Zealand is small and agile enough to make this happen: we have the opportunity to lead the world in actively reducing violence, abuse and neglect.”

The Way Forward maintains that existing regional family violence networks and inter agency response systems are disconnected and isolated from one another. It recommends a new national agency to coordinate those working to respond to child abuse and domestic violence. Regional hubs linking services and professionals with a “right door” approach to help seekers are other recommendations.

“We don’t need any more reports to tell us that we have a violence problem: we have a violence epidemic and a succession of policies and plans have failed to make any real inroads so the kind of change advocated by this report is needed,” said Dr Blue.

“What’s needed most of all is good will from all political parties and buy in from organisations and people working across the sector. This isn’t a time to let politics, egos or ideologies to get in the way.”

ENDS

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