A child is admitted to a New Zealand hospital every second day with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment. Nearly half of them are aged under five.*


*2012 report prepared for the Ministry of Health by the NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service.


Every year 10-14 children in New Zealand are murdered*


*Children’s Commissioner of New Zealand


Safeguarding Children Initiative gives adults the tools, guidance and support to help abused and neglected children.



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Willow Duffy, General Manager and Child Protection Consultant: “Every child has a right to be protected and free from abuse. We all have a responsibility to support and protect children, and be their voice.”


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