Child Abuse & Neglect 

Growing up in a safe and loving family is central to the wellbeing of children and young people. All children should grow up feeling loved, safe and supported. They should never fear for their lives, go without enough food or adequate shelter, feel worthless and unloved, or feel alone or need to fend for themselves.

Sadly, many children in New Zealand experience abuse and neglect. 

What we know:

This is not the Aotearoa New Zealand we want children and tamariki to live in. Barnardos advocates for an Aotearoa where tamariki grow up safe, loved and protected.

Some solutions we advocate for are: