Protect Our Children - Beth Houlbrooke - ACT

Protect our children

Punish child abusers

Child abuse is abhorrent and it is made worse when the parents attempt to hide what has occurred. Police must be given the proper tools to investigate child abuse.

If I’m elected later this year, I will enter a bill into the members’ ballot that would create a new offence of failing to cooperate with Police investigating a case of child abuse.

If the parents know how a child was abused, but failed to cooperate with Police, they will be prosecuted and sentenced to up to two years’ imprisonment.

Beth Houlbrooke
Deputy Leader
ACT New Zealand

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