Child Abuse Awareness

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tagging plan to keep track of child abuse

The judge in charge of sentencing young offenders is supporting a proposal to have children tagged in a central database to stem abuse and failure at school. The proposal, which Social Development Ministry officials are investigating, is similar to British initiatives. Under it a single identification number will be issued for each child, enabling authorities to be alerted to potential problems. "I could think of no more strategically important initiative than to develop a care plan for every five-year-old on entering school," Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft told a families workshop in Wellington late last week. The workshop, organised by Plunket and Presbyterian Support, came as Parliament considers a bill to repeal Section 59, which allows parents to use "reasonable force" when disciplining their child.

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