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Protecting children is everybody's business

Friday, 10 July 2015, 9:42 am | Child Matters

Children are our most vulnerable population and not enough is being done to protect them, says child protection organisation Child Matters. More >>

“Champion for Children” Awarded Honorary Fellowship

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:21 am | Child Matters

Child Matters founder and chief executive Anthea Simcock was awarded an honorary degree from Wintec today in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to preventing child abuse in New Zealand. More >>

Buddy Day presented at UN Human Rights Council

Friday, 13 March 2015, 10:10 am | Child Matters

New Zealand child abuse awareness campaign Buddy Day received international recognition this week at a presentation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. More >>

Safe recruitment guidelines for children's workforce

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 2:36 pm | Child Matters

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched new guidelines supporting agencies and organisations who work with children to create safe environments for New Zealand children. More >>

Importance of Choosing an Appropriate Babysitter

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 3:49 pm | Child Matters

Parents cannot be too careful in deciding who they will leave in charge of their children, says national child abuse prevention organisation Child Matters. This advice follows news yesterday when a woman was charged with the murder of a one-year-old ... More >>

Community and national leaders lined up to attend Buddy Day

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:21 pm | Child Matters

Buddy Day, taking place this Friday (14 November), is shaping up to be an action-packed event with overwhelming support from community and national leaders in the four participating centres of Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland. More >>

Auction raises awareness for child abuse prevention

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 1:34 pm | Child Matters

The message that it’s up to all of us to keep kids safe was shared more than 16,000 times last week, thanks to the recent creativity of some household Kiwi names. More >>

Artists, celebrities use creativity to help keep kids safe

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:59 pm | Child Matters

Some household Kiwi names are getting their creative on in the name of protecting New Zealand children. And the public has the chance to do their bit by bidding on and buying the famous creations. More >>

Tauranga law firm leads the anti-child abuse charge

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:03 pm | Child Matters

Tauranga law firm Cooney Lees Morgan has again partnered with national child advocacy organisation Child Matters to participate in the fourth annual ‘Buddy Day’ - New Zealand’s only child abuse prevention awareness day. More >>

‘Buddies’ gets adults talking about child abuse prevention

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:20 pm | Child Matters

School children at Mount Maunganui Intermediate School are donning their creative hats in support of New Zealand’s annual child abuse prevention awareness day, Buddy Day, which is happening in the Tauranga on Friday, 14 November 2014. More >>

Children’s Teams Can Transform the Way We Protect Children

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 1:48 pm | Child Matters

Anthea Simcock, Chief Executive Officer of leading child abuse prevention organisation Child Matters, applauds Social Development minister Paula Bennett’s announcement of eight new Children’s Teams today, as they “provide an opportunity to transform ... More >>

Buddies get leaders talking about child abuse

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 10:41 am | Child Matters

Buddies waiting for adoption on Buddy Day The country’s leaders are getting behind Buddy Day which aims to bring the nation’s awareness to the issue of child abuse and the role every adult has in keeping children safe. From the 12 – 15 November ... More >>

Sovereign takes principal partner role with Child Matters

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 11:05 am | Child Matters

Child Matters today announced Sovereign New Zealand as the principal partner for its annual Buddy Day, New Zealand’s only community event aimed at raising awareness and starting conversations about the role every adult plays in preventing child abuse. More >>

Tips To Keep Children Safe This Holiday Season

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 10:30 am | Child Matters

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 December 2012 Tips To Keep Children Safe This Holiday Season More >>

Hamilton buzzing with talk about Buddies

Friday, 16 November 2012, 5:07 pm | Child Matters

A flat piece of cardboard decorated to look like a child certainly has no voice. But Hamilton business and community leaders today gave New Zealand’s real children a voice during Buddy Day through cardboard cut-out look-a-likes. More >>

Designing a better place for our children

Friday, 16 November 2012, 3:12 pm | Child Matters

Hamilton, New Zealand – An award winning architecture firm is taking the design of child safe environments to heart by supporting a New Zealand initiative that aims to raise awareness about child abuse and create conversations about what every adult ... More >>

10,000 conversations about child abuse prevention

Friday, 16 November 2012, 11:38 am | Child Matters

Hamilton, New Zealand – 335 people are expected to start around 10,000 conversations about child abuse prevention today in Hamilton. The annual child abuse prevention awareness campaign, Buddy Day, kicked off this morning at Claudelands Event Centre ... More >>

Buddies get ready for their big Buddy Day

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 5:35 pm | Child Matters

Hamilton, New Zealand – 335 cardboard children have been tucked in for an early night at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton in preparation for Buddy Day tomorrow (Friday, 16 November), New Zealand’s second annual child abuse awareness day which ... More >>

International eyes on Buddy Day child protection campaign

Friday, 2 November 2012, 4:58 pm | Child Matters

Hamilton, New Zealand – As the annual child protection community awareness campaign Buddy Day gets underway today, one of New Zealand’s leading experts on child protection says her overseas counterparts are interested in the outcomes. Anthea Simcock, chief ... More >>

Child Matters delighted with White Paper priorities

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 2:06 pm | Child Matters

Amanda Meynell, Academic Services Manager of leading child abuse prevention organisation Child Matters, is delighted with the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, released today. More >>

 

 

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