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Commissioner's Priorities Completely Wrong

FAMILIES APART REQUIRE EQUALITY (FARE)

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Commissioner's Priorities Completely Wrong

"The Commissioner for Children, Hon. Roger McClay, has got his priorities completely wrong and they do not address the most pressing needs of New Zealand children", says Darryl Ward, spokesperson for FARE. He was referring to the Commissioner's media release of 7 November which outlined his views of children's issues needing to be resolved.

"Mr McClay correctly makes a stand about child abuse. Yet he fails to say that one of the most widespread forms of child abuse to occur is the regular and deliberate denial of the right of children whose parents have separated to receive love and care from both of their parents. In most cases this is with the full compliance of the Family Court. This makes the Family Court without doubt the single worst child abuser in New Zealand today".

"It is well known that children who are allowed to retain contact with both of their parents are at the very least risk of child abuse, and it seems that everybody knows this except for Mr McClay. Our adversarial Family Court system sees 20,00 children legally abducted from one of their parents every year, usually their father, whilst only 3,000 New Zealand children lost their fathers during the entire Second World War."

"If Mr McClay were to address the real issues, like the terrible impact of parental alienation on children, instead of getting bogged down in trendy issues such as trying to ban smacking, he might actually achieve some positive outcomes for children", concluded Ward.

ENDS

Inquires - Darryl Ward 025 230 1667

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