Quote of the Week!

Regarding the ‘Kahui Law’ proposed this week where extended family and close friends of child abusers could face up to 10 years in prison if they turn a blind eye to abuse and do not report it…

Plunket’s not convinced prosecution is the right approach. “We’re quite good at criticising people, we’re quite good at telling people when they’ve done wrong, but we’re not so good at supporting people,” says Plunket clinical advisor Alison Hussey.

Remember the anti-smacking law debate! Why were they so keen to criminalise good parents who use a smack, but not rotten parents and family members who observe and hide actual child abuse e.g. Nia Glassie, Kahui twins etc


5 comments for “Quote of the Week!

  1. Nick Hitchins
    13 April 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I wish I had something pithy to say, but to be honest, I’m just stunned…no other words for it. What planet are these people from? I suddenly believe in UFO abductions!

  2. Paul McKenna
    13 April 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I note that the amendment proposes to require ‘parents/caregivers to take ‘REASONABLE steps’ to protect children from injury’. Remember when the law allowed parents to use ‘reasonable’ force. That was abolished coz our courts were too dumb to figure out the diference between reasonable and bashing.

  3. 13 April 2011 at 7:50 pm

    They’ve got no idea what they’ve done, do they?

  4. BJ
    13 April 2011 at 11:50 pm

    What would Truby King think of his Organisation now?

  5. Craigy
    14 April 2011 at 2:10 am

    Unfortunately, Plunket have compromised themselves similar to Barnardos in accepting bucketloads of cash from the government in return for going against every sound and common sense principle that they used to stand for. BJ is right. The founders of PLunket and Barnardos will be turning in their grave!

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