Child abuse: ‘It’s your fault’

NZ Herald 16 Nov 06
The head of the country’s social services has lashed out at adult New Zealanders, saying it is time they took responsibility for child abuse and stopped blaming Government departments for events like the death of the Kahui twins. Peter Hughes, chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development, said no department could have prevented the deaths of 3-month-old South Auckland infants Chris and Cru Kahui.
Until adults accepted responsibility for situations like those Child, Youth and Family encountered, “we will not solve this problem“, Mr Hughes said. “Those children were killed by an adult New Zealander – they were not murdered by a Government department.” The Kahui twins died in the Starship hospital on June 18 of serious head injuries.

Bob’s Comment: It’s not often you hear a government servant like this actually acknowledge that government can’t solve all the problems!!