We all have a part to play in our community. Here are some ways you can help make safer communities in New Zealand and people who can help you.
Helping to keep our children safe KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) is a positive personal safety programme aimed at giving children and young people the skills to cope with situations that might entail abuse. It will help them keep children safe when they meet other people. KOS was developed in response to an increased awareness and concern among teachers and Police for young people to be protected from abuse.
In an emergency, or you need help, the Police will ensure the immediate safety of children. If a child is considered to be at risk, attending Police will liaise directly with the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Service, who will decide what action to take. Continue reading “Those who can help”
More children die and are injured in traffic crashes than any other form of accident. On average, a child is injured every day on New Zealand roads, and one dies on average every 18 days. Continue reading “Road safety”
Good parenting is not just about creating a caring family life for your children. Continue reading “Keeping our children safe”
The phone book.
Each phone book has a Personal Help Services Page. You need to look up the index at the front of the book for that page number.
In an emergency – don’t muck about – Dial 111.
Drugs and alcohol are now freely available to teenagers and even younger children in New Zealand. The question then is, what makes some children take up drug or alcohol habits, when others avoid these substances? Continue reading “Drugs and alcohol”
When crimes against women occur, they can have traumatic consequences for the victim. Whether it is a crime of theft, violence or sexual assault, women can justifiably feel violated and vulnerable. However, by using a common sense approach to protecting themselves from crime, they can feel confident they are safe. Continue reading “Safety for Women”
Finding a burglary in your home can be one of the most upsetting things to happen to you. Knowing a burglar has been in your home and rummaging through your things while you’ve been out feels like they’ve invaded your private space. Continue reading “Keep the Burglars out”
New Zealand has many groups and organisations in most towns and cities dedicated to helping people affected either by their own alcohol and / or drug use or that of others. They are usually not hard to find. Continue reading “Alcohol & Drug Help”