The New Zealand Ministry of Justice consultation on better family violence laws


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21 September 2015

The following statements summarise the RACS response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper on better family violence laws:

  • RACS believes that the on-going protection of victims should be a primary focus of New Zealand's family violence laws.
  • RACS supports efforts to improve family violence screening processes and the development of data-collection systems.
  • RACS advocates for early intervention with young children and caregivers affected by family violence.
  • RACS supports the development of training programmes that improve the confidence and competency of health professionals to identity and care for people experiencing family violence.
  • RACS believes that clinicians should remain involved with children affected by family violence by continuing to provide appropriate paediatric advice and care.
  • RACS supports the restriction of the physical and economic availability of alcohol and reduced exposure to the advertising and promotion of alcohol.