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Every Child Counts policy

 

Documents setting out our policies. Children need to be at the centre of policy formation and implementation if New Zealand is to have a sustainable social and economic future. Dame Anne Salmond put that in plain English when she said “An ageing society that doesn’t care for its young has a death wish.” Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 02:19 pm

 

Children in Aotearoa New Zealand and Inequities

 

Information and links to sources of information about children in New Zealand. There are roughly 1.2 million children in NZ (under 18 years of age). There are about 571,000 youths (18-24 years of age). New Zealand is an ageing society. As the population grows older, we will be more dependent on today’s children and young people to pay taxes... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 02:00 pm

 

Child poverty

 

Information on child poverty in New Zealand and also studies of the impacts of child poverty on child development. Poverty blights a child’s life. It reduces the opportunity for children to develop their gifts and talents, stifles educational achievement and reduces labour productivity and earnings ability. Every Child Counts research shows... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 01:54 pm

 

Why an early start is so important

 

Information on the importance of a good early start on child development. It is now universally recognised that the early years are of critical importance in a child’s development. It is in those years that a child’s development is set on the right path. It is in the first years that the child learns to trust or to fear, to be confident or... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 01:50 pm

 

Child abuse

 

Information on child abuse in New Zealand and also studies of the impacts of child abuse on child development. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of physical child abuse in the development world. We also have one of the worst rates of child death by maltreatment within the family. Every year Child, Youth and Family confirm about 22,000... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 01:45 pm

 

Child health and education

 

Information on health and education issues affecting children in New Zealand. It goes without saying that health and education are vital to a child’s development. Investment in early childhood education has been shown to be able to generate higher returns than spending on education or social programmes in later life. Similarly access to... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 01:40 pm

 

Children and politics

 

Children are taken for granted politically and economically. Resources listed here challenge that assumption. Children and young people under the age of 18 cannot vote. Yet they constitute one of the largest single blocks of citizens — more than twice the number of citizens of 65 years or older. Everyday politicians, both national and local,... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 01:35 pm

 

Community led development

 

Many people working in community-led ways throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and this work is improving the lives of children and their families. In early 2015 the organisations - Inspiring Communities, Plunket, UNICEF and Every Child Counts came together to begin a project to explore local community initiatives that are making a positive... Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Wed 12 Nov 2014, 11:32 am

 

Advocacy toolkit

 

Take action now. Maybe you would like to take action yourself and speak out for children. Here are some suggestions for things you can do to express your viewpoint in a constructive way. Encourage MPs to take the ’1000 days’ pledge for political action for children. Keep Reading

Author: ECC Editor, Sat 01 Nov 2014, 09:51 pm

 
 

 

 

 
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