N.A.R.K. now

NARK started by one person, Cherie Kurarangi Sweeney, pushing herself to speak out against child abuse. It has grown into a substantial grass roots movement that is creating more awareness of child abuse, and offering help in doing something about child abuse.

N.A.R.K -Nation of Advocates for the Rights of Kids.

If any  of us involved with families and communities  see or suspect child abuse we have a responsibility to do something about it.

Even those of us who consider ourselves to be non-violent can help deal with the problem of family violence by speaking out against people who propose violence, or talk about violence as if it is normal and acceptable.

In most cases violence is not acceptable. In all cases violence against and abuse of children is totally unacceptable.

This is a family and community problem. Solutions have to come from withing  families and communities.

NARK is now the good thing for kids!

From the NARK website:

What should you do if you suspect abuse?

If it’s an Emergency

If it’s an emergency and you suspect a child is at serious risk, or a crime against a child has been committed this must be reported.

IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 111

Or call Crimestoppers 0800555111
(completely anonymous but information will be passed onto police without knowing your details)

“we can’t standby and ignore child abuse but we understand that it can be difficult to provide the information publicly. However, anonymity via Crimestoppers empowers…..”

When it’s not an Emergency

Taking action to protect a child doesn’t always mean extreme measures. There are lots of things you can do which may help to prevent abuse even occurring or stop it very early.

See http://www.nark.org.nz/How_To_Help_NARK.html for more details.

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  1. Marg

     /  1st February 2012

    Cherie, I am 100% behind you. Plse email me if I can help in anyway. You are a very brave woman.

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