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How to turn child poverty around

The most effective, efficient way to improve the lives of children living in the poorest homes in New Zealand is to increase the income coming into those homes: 358 more words

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Raining on the parade.

I was seven when Charles married Diana. My street had a party. My mum or dad bought me the Ladybird book about the wedding, and to this day I remember my fascination with the name of one of her bridesmaids: Clementine. 743 more words


'Child Poverty: A Call to Action' - book your place at Mid Essex Children’s Partnership Board event at Hylands House on 22 June 2015

Child Poverty: A Call to Action

“Living in poverty significantly impacts on family resilience and family stability. With a negative effect on the emotional and physical wellbeing of parents and carers, persistent poverty has serious effects on the life chances of children from birth, inhibiting physical, social and emotional development and meaning poorer children are up to nine months behind their peers.  424 more words

Chelmsford CVS

Child Poverty: Real Action, Real Change

Parents know best what their kids need, and ensuring their income is adequate allows them to get more fresh food, warm clothes, heating for the house, and enable children to participate in normal things like school trips, swimming lessons, music lessons and other educational opportunities. 635 more words

New Zealand

'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons joins NY school nutrition effort

NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons is joining anti-hunger advocates and the officials who serve 850,000 New York City school meals a day to raise awareness of child nutrition issues as Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal law that governs school meals. 320 more words


'The Mother and Child Project' - A Review of a Recently Released Title

Imagine having to give birth unassisted, on the dirt floor next to a rubbish dump. It’s unfathomable really. I’ve always been aware of the pitfalls in our maternity system here in New Zealand. 676 more words

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Article by Sarah Wilson

In Loving Memory of Nia Glassie and so many others... a Song and an Article for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Kirsteen McLay-Knopp

In 2008 New Zealanders were outraged as they heard details of the death of three year old Rotorua girl Nia Glassie.  Nia was subject to extensive physical abuse for weeks, possibly even months, before being admitted to hospital and dying of brain injuries on 3 August 2007. 919 more words

Child Advocacy