Smacking, Neglect and Abuse
This page has information about the care and protection of children and young people in New Zealand. In particular, you can find out about what can happen when it is reported that a child or young person may not be safe.
In New Zealand legally, a child is someone aged up to 14 years, and a young person is someone aged between 14 and 17 years (including someone 17 years old).
If you need help understanding and working through this information, please contact us.
If you are experiencing violence or bullying at home, go to our domestic violence page.