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Updating the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989

Background

When the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 was introduced it was seen to be world-leading child welfare legislation. The Act impacts on the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families. The Act introduced major changes to the way decisions were made about children and young people who were victims of abuse and neglect or who broke the law, and placed New Zealand at the forefront of international legislative best practice.

The Act determines how the state intervenes to protect children from abuse and neglect, and to prevent and address child and youth offending. It represents how well our society cares for and supports our children and young people. The Act introduced principles that changed the way decisions were made about children and young people, enabling family to become partners in the decision-making process to resolve family issues.

Investing in the future

We want to continue to invest in the future of our children and young people. In early 2007, the Ministry of Social Development embarked on a process to review the Act, in accordance with our Minister’s request. We were pleased to receive nearly one hundred submissions from key stakeholders, practitioners and academics from across the care and protection, disability and youth justice sectors.

Based on what submitters said, and to ensure consistency with best practice, we want to update the Act - to make sure we keep responding to the needs of our children today, and in the future. We want to draw on the expertise of our strong social services sector to make the Act stronger, less complex and easier to follow. We also want to encourage agencies to work together more, to share information, and to increase the participation of children, young people and their families.

Updating Child Welfare Law

The Government introduced an Amendment Bill into Parliament in late 2007. Making these changes to the Act will be the most significant improvements in child welfare law since 1989. The changes will help us to do the best for New Zealand's children and young people.



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What are some good strategies for developing athleticism in very young children?

Don't take your kids to any training before they are 5 - children need a childhood as well. Just play and frolic with them a lot, teach them to ride a bicycle, etc.
Unless you have exercise science degree, don't try to train them yourself. Find a good coach once they're 5. And they may try different sports over the years until they find their own discipline.
To give you an idea about the age differences in sports, here's a long term player development model by Irish Rugby Football union



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