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  • Child Abuse in New Zealand is a hidden reality which crosses all social, economic, cultural and geographical spheres, simply ignoring the problem will not make it go away.

    Instead support and help for parents and families experiencing difficulties is required if we are to stem the flow of child abuse in New Zealand.

    Parenting is one of the most difficult tasks you are ever likely to be asked to do. While most parents do the best they can we all struggle at times. After all, parenting is a learnt, not instinctive skill.

    The Child Abuse Prevention Parent Helpline has been established to provide support and advice to parents and families in need.

    The shocking reality is that in NZ one child is killed every five
    weeks by someone trusted to care and protect them, with 57
    serious abuse and neglect cases confirmed each day

    The greatest gift we can give to parents and families is to listen and to listen well

    The Child Abuse Prevention Parent Helpline is the only Nationwide parenting helpline in NZ that is available seven days a week. We have no time limit on calls and our friendly telephone support workers are able to offer not only immediate help but also information, referral and on-going support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support.

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    We Believe

    • That being a parent is one of the most demanding jobs in the world.
    • That children have the fundamental right to be safe.
    • That the protection of children is everybody’s responsibility.
    • That the intergenerational cycle of child abuse can be broken.
    • That healthy parent/child relationships are instrumental in the formation of a caring and safe society.
    • That parenting problems can be resolved.
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    We believe that all children have the right to be safe and that the intergenerational cycle of abuse can be broken. We can’t do this alone.

    Become a Regular Monthly Donor today and together we can make a real difference in the lives and futures of children in New Zealand.

    For donation and receipt enquiries

    Email: helpline@donatenow.co.nz
    Phone: 0800 820 482