Submission Opportunity - Inquiry into preventing child abuse and improving children's health outcomes» 18/04/2012, Posted by Site Admin
Public submissions are now being invited on the inquiry into preventing child abuse and improving children's health outcomes.
The purpose of the inquiry is to find what practical health and social interventions can be made from preconception until three years of age to prevent child abuse and promote child well-being in New Zealand.
The Health Select Committee wants to hear about:
* The things that influence best childhood outcomes from before conception to 3 years, and also about significant barriers to these;
* Improvements that can be made to health, education, social, and other services - before children are conceived - that will improve infant and child outcomes;
* Improvements that can be made to antenatal maternity services so that children at risk of adverse health outcomes are identified early, monitored appropriately, and dealt with;
* Improvements that can be made to post-natal services (including how the lead maternity caregiver, Plunket, and primary care services work with each other);
* Improvements that can be made to the 'well child' services (especially hard to reach children); and
* Improvements that can be made to get the best possible outcomes for children between 6 weeks and 3 years, with particular reference to health services but not excluding education, social, housing, justice, and other determinants of health.
Submissions close on Friday 4 May 2012.
You can submit online or by post. For more information on the inquiry and how to make a submission, see the NZ Parliament Website at: