Ministry: Up to 10 cases of child neglect reported every week

UP to 10 cases of child neglect are reported to the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation every week.

This, according to assistant director child services unit Ela Tukutukulevu.

She said reports of child neglect and abuse were a daily occurrence, and poverty was linked to some of the cases.

According to the Child Welfare Act national database, a total of 3061 cases involving children were reported between 2016 and 2018.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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