Plunket in my view was a organization to help mothers, not one that I viewed as a child watch dog.
In an internal Plunket document obtained by RNZ, the child welfare group said there could be fewer home visits and parents might have to travel further to clinics if they had the resources to.
In terms of men’s issues should we be concerned for the welfare of children as we can be when there is a protection order in place.
Father’s concerns are often seen as irrelevant and we’ve even seen child deaths occur because those concerns have been ignored.
Women have been so encased in the law the child has an often reluctant, removed, detached second parent.
If a support service like Plunket is restricted by funding does that suggest that more children may end up in CYF care because young mothers will not make the effort to travel to Plunket.
Is this an ongoing combination of events that is driving the wedge further between men and their children?