14 Dec 2017

Child monitor recommendation welcomed by Women's Refuge

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 14 December 2017

The former head of the Women's Refuge is backing a register to monitor all children to the age of five because she says it will save lives. Coroner Wallace Bain recommended it after the brutal killing of Nia Glassie 10 years ago, and now three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri - he says we need it now more than ever. Dr Bain wants all children from birth to be registered with government agencies and health providers which would include scheduled and unscheduled visits to their homes. Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, who now chairs the North Island's Whanau Ora commissioning agency, told RNZ reporter Eva Corlett there is no time to wait.