Media Releases from Family Help Trust

Press Release, 6th June 2012

by Dr Annabel Taylor, Chairperson Family Help Trust

Child abuse prevention charity says banning abusers from parenthood is an unnecessary step

The Minister of Social Development is reported to have said that the government may introduce court-ordered sanctions to stop pasrents who have abused or killed a child from having more children.  Dr Tayor says the government needs to fully invest in alternatives before implementing such drastic measures. Read the full press release . . .

Every child thrives, belongs, achieves - government green paper for vulnerable children
- Press Release, 3 August 2011

by Dr Annabel Taylor, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Canterbury
Last Wednesday, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett published the government's 'Green Paper for Vulnerable Children', which proposes a number of policies that, as and when they are fully developed, ought to improve the prospects of those New Zealand children and infants at greatest risk of neglect or abuse. Read the full press release . . .

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Business generosity unaffected by quake
- Press Release, 7 October 2010

If bookings for a charity lunch next week are a reliable indicator, Canterbury business is holding firm against the effects of the 4 September earthquake. Judith Miller, fund-raising co-ordinator for the Family Help Trust, which is organising the Duncan Cotterill Business Lunch next Friday, said bookings for the annual event, with guest speaker Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, are on par with last year. Read the full press release . . .

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Judge Andrew Becroft named "Communicator of the Year
- Press Release, 31 May 2010

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces that the Communicator of the Year for 2009 is Judge Andrew Becroft. Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft is an active, articulate, passionate and persistent advocate for youth justice and a communicator who richly deserves the PRINZ accolade. While many judges avoid the limelight, Judge Becroft is prepared to front-foot his views on improving the way we deal with youth crime - and thereby reduce adult criminal offending. Read the full press release . . .

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