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ACYA 2014 updates

ACYA or Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa updates us with its ongoing work in partic....ular on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ........UNCROC........ reporting obligations and current processes it is involved in. The two updates can be
Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa Updates in 2014 http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/acya-2014-updates/

'Striking a Better Balance' for NZ children

Tha Salvation Army State of the Nation report is convinced that even with creditable prog....ress on social well being in New Zealand government is still not persuaded that family vio
Salvation Army reports on 'Striking a Better Balance' for our children http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/striking-a-better-balance-for-nz-children/

Please email Te Rito Rodney if you can help in their Vulnerable Children's Bill select committee hearing

Te Rito Rodney Family Violence Prevention Project will be doing a teleconference submissi....on about their submission to the Vulnerable Children........rsquo........s Bill.
Email Te Rito Rodney Family Violence Prevention Project if you know of the recent closure due to insufficient funding of local programmes which support children and families. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/please-email-te-rito-rodney-violence-prevention-project-if-you-can-help-them-talk-with-the-select-committee-o-the-vulnerable-childrens-billmission-to-the-vulnerable-childrens-bill-select-committee-hearing/

WAVES submission to the Vulnerable Children's Bill

WAVES made its submission to the Vulnerable Children........s Bill and that is available for you to download here. Amongst the issues it raised on ....the Bili is the limited resourcing of CYF and the high threshold for action for most child
WAVES submission to the Vulnerable Children's Bill is available here http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/waves-submission-to-the-vulnerable-childrens-bill/

Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill

Parliament has released the Social Security ........Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children........ Amendment Bill. This bill aims to bring these allowances on par between Foster children a
Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/social-security-clothing-allowances-for-orphans-and-unsupported-children-amendment-bill/

Vulnerable Children Bill submissions

The Social Services Committee is calling for submissions on the Vulnerable Children Bill ....2013. It proposes amendments to the Vulnerable Children Act and the Child Harm Preventi
The Vulnerable Children Bill 2013 is open for submissions http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/vulnerable-children-bill-submissions/

Child Health Forum

Child Health is the topic of a NGO Health Network Forum in Kelston on Tuesday 22nd Octobe....r 2013 9am to 11am. Venue........ Activity Room 1........ Kelston Community Centre
NGO Health Network Forum on Child Health http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-health-forum/

Child Protection Bill

The Child Protection Bill........ which will criminalise people who commit a crime in front of children........ has passed its first reading. It will now go to the Law and Order committee to call for s
http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-protection-bill/

Public Safety (Public Protection) Orders Bill

This bill aims to empower the High Court to issue a public protection order to detain a ....person in a secure facility........ who still poses a very high risk of imminent and serious sexual or violent reoffending a
Submissions on the Public Safety(Public Protection) Orders Bill due on 1/11/2013 http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/public-safety-public-protection-orders-bill/

Vulnerable Children Bill Update

Submissions to the Social Services Committee are due on 30 October 2013........ You can download the Vulnerable Children Bill here or from the Parliament page which a
Vulnerable Children Bill Submissions due on 30 October 2013 http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/vulnerable-children.s-bull-update/

Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment

A University of Otago dental therapists study........nbsp........ highlight the crucial role they can and do play in child protection. This important role ....of dental nurses as they were once known
Dental therapists at the front-line of detection screening and reporting of child abuse http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-abuse-neglect-or-maltreatment/

Vulnerable Childrens Bill Update

Over 376........00 children workers will have to get compulsory screening under the new bill. The two new ....laws that will come out of this bill are the Vulnerable Children Act and the Child Harm Pr
Minister Paula Bennett received cross-party support for the Vulnerable Children's Bill at its 1st reading yesterday http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/vulnerable-childrens-bill/

Many children banned from school

At........risk pupils fall through the cracks in the education system exclusion of disruptive childr....en. Some miss out a whole school term........ one missed out the entire school year. The high numbers of at
Caring for our disruptive children under exclusion from school http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/many-children-banned-from-school/

Children Action Plan

Minister responsible for Family Violence Hon Tarian Turia supports the Children Action Pl....ans released by Minister Paula Bennett. However........ Minister Turia expects
End the practice of putting children in care with strangers! http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/children-action-plan/

Protect our Children

While government proposals under its Family Action Plan are commendable........ they needs to be balanced with growing whanau and community responsibility to stop child
It is Vital that we protect our children http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/protect-our-children/

Westgate a top ten child abuse site!

The latest CPAG ........Child Poverty Action Group........ reasearch reported the top 10 sites with the highest recorded rates of child abuse in New.... Zealand. Based on the CYFs 2009
'Westgate was the only site in Auckland in the top ten not in South Auckland' - CPAG report. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/westgate-a-top-ten-child-abuse-site/

Child Abusers to be banned from children

The Minister for Social Development Hon Paula Bennett has announced a series of planned r....esponses to its White Paper on Vulnerable Children. This includes the Child Harm Preventio
'Whanau to step up to help prevent child abuse' in connection with the new Child Harm Prevention Orders by MSD http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-abusers-to-be-banned-from-children/

Murder trial for infant death

1 year old Terepo Taura........Griffiths died of brain injuries and fractured skull in November 2011 as a result of non........accidental injuries inflicted by his Godmother and propsective adoptive mother. Mariam Toh
Godmother in High Court trial for the murder of infant Terepo Taura-Griffiths http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/murder-trial-for-infant-death/

CPAG launched 'Child Abuse and Poverty: what are the links?'

The latest CPAG research part 2 connects child poverty and abuse and neglect. Studying th....e CYF data CPAG is certain there is no connection between child maltreatment and benefit p
Government is challenged to stop benefit bashing but support families out of poverty http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/cpag-research-connects-child-poverty-and-abuse-and-neglect/

Childrens Team pilot Update

Minister Paula Bennett shares news of the engagement of the Children........s Team in Rotorua with its first local children. A team of Rotorua professionals in hea
Rotorua Childrens Team starts working with its first children this week http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/childrens-team-pilot-update/

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