Kids waiting at police stations

October 8, 2008 at 9:17 am | Posted in Articles, Child Protection, Media | Leave a comment

The Herald Sun reported yesterday on some circumstances where children wait at police stations before the adults around them- DHS workers, magistrates, social workers- are able to decide where the child will be sleeping that night. These are times of high stress for children undergoing a traumatic experience in their young lives.

To a large extent the Herald Sun’s information is a reality, however, it should also have been noted in the article that these situations occur because of the the court system operates. So, rather than accommodating a blame game between courts, DHS and police it would be great if all these parties could come together to think out real solutions, keeping in mind the importance of well considered decisions and the need for a safe and comforting environment for children experiencing significant upheavel and stress.

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