Grey Power on child abuse

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power are encouraged that Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is looking at the prospect of introducing mandatory reporting of child abuse, together with the sharing of private information between agencies: two suggestions that were contained …Grey Power on child abuse

Grey Power are encouraged that Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is looking at the prospect of introducing mandatory reporting of child abuse, together with the sharing of private information between agencies: two suggestions that were contained in the Government’s Green Paper for Vulnerable Children launched last year. Ms Bennett is holding a series of community meetings around the country to discuss the Green Paper.

“For too long we have let child abuse occur and fester in our communities and the time is here to have the cycle broken,” said National President Roy Reid. “We cannot hope to have a healthy and prosperous country while we allow such atrocities to happen and it is essential that each and every one of us be vigilant around children and report any uncomfortable feelings we have as to a child’s care so it can be checked out.”

“In such instances it is better to be wrong than to be right, but action may just save the life of a child,” said Mr Reid.

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