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57 cases of neglect

Tevita Vuibau
Friday, June 27, 2014

THE Ministry of Social Welfare has recorded 57 child neglect cases, 32 physical abuse cases and 90 sexual abuse cases this year.

And the ministry has firmly set its sights on cutting these numbers saying that child protection is still an issue in villages.

"One of the core aims of the Ministry of Social Welfare was to seek to achieve the care and protection of all children," Social Welfare director Rupeni Fatiaki said.

"Although there are many existing welfare legislation, child protection is still a prominent topic within villages.

"In the past year, there have been 90 sexual abuse cases across Fiji which is an overwhelming statistic.

"In addition, there have been 57 child neglect cases and 32 physical abuse cases. These are numbers that Fiji, as a nation, must work towards changing."

Mr Fatiaki told youths at the Youth and Sports Conference, that there were three sectors responsible in prevention of child neglect: family, community and government.

"Family must promote the correct ethics and values regarding child abuse and educate their children on what is right and what is wrong."








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