Speaking of children and their welfare, yesterday Newstalk ZB reported:
Cutbacks for Children’s Commissioner: report
Funding pressures have seen the Office of the Children’s Commissioner cut back on some of its work. The details are revealed in a just published Parliamentary report … It said financial restraints have seen the commissioner reduce the frequency of monitoring visits to Child Youth and Family youth justice residences, which are now being done every 18 months, instead of annually.
The report also said the Children’s Commissioner Office has cut back on its publications, closed its Auckland Office, and reduced the number of Young Persons Advisory group meetings it holds.
Hurray for the Brighter Future?
This is a significant development for the welfare of children in our country, which has a massive child poverty problem. Newsworthy I would have thought, but I can’t find coverage anywhere except ZB. I am left with the conclusion that we don’t care.