Any report that says that child abuse has dropped by 4% is good news, but we must not take the foot off the pedal. The debate about mandatory reporting must also continue.
Placing social workers in more schools must continue and the public should be brought into any moves to further improve the situation for our families in New Zealand.
Politicians should not sit on their successes for want of a more descriptive word. The battle is far from won. It is my belief that unless the trend continues in a downward direction then the latest figures may just be a blip. Let’s hope not.