CYFS’ practices appal British social workers

NZ Herald 03 Feb 07 Two British social workers have accused New Zealand’s child protection agency of “gross professional incompetence”, including unnecessarily ripping children from their mother’s arms without any …

Preschool nerves put health at risk

Sydney Morning Herald September 11, 2007 PRESCHOOLERS are getting anxious about school up to six months before they start, putting themselves at risk of heart attacks, strokes and depression in …

Alarm at rising family violence

The Dominion Post 30 Jan 07  More than 24,000 battered women and children fled to New Zealand’s 50 safe houses in a year that saw a record number of victims …

Teens misled on sex

Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) 28 Jan 07 A NEW study on the sex habits of teenagers has found that children are getting their sex education from internet porn. The findings have …

Pregnant women to get healthy food grant

Telegraph (UK) 09 September 2007 Pregnant women are to receive a grant from the Government in a bid to encourage them to eat better and improve the health prospects of their …

Child home-screening plan `insult’

The Dominion Post 10 September 2007 A proposal by Children’s Commissioner Cindy Kiro to have mandatory screening of every baby’s home life is the ultimate insult, Family First NZ says. …

Pupils ‘should see explicit sex videos’ (UK)

UK Telegraph 27 Jan 07 Children should be shown explicit videos of masturbation as part of sex education, campaigners said yesterday. Many pupils form impressions of sexual activity from internet …