CYF finds fewer cases of abuse

Nelson Mail 02 March 2009

A drop in the number of child abuse cases discovered by Child Youth and Family in Nelson has come as a surprise to Nelson Women’s and Children’s Refuge, but could be a sign that campaigns are having an effect, some agencies say. Statistics released to The Nelson Mail under the Official Information Act show that while CYF is being contacted more often by people or organisations with concerns for children or young people, the agency is uncovering fewer cases of abuse.