Agencies doubt abuse figures

first_imgNZ Herald 6 March 2015The number of child abuse complaints referred to Child Youth and Family in Tauranga is falling, but agencies in the area are debating the new figures.Information released by the Ministry of Social Development to the Bay of Plenty Times under the Official Information Act shows 444 children up to the age of 14 suffered emotional abuse, 172 suffered neglect, 149 suffered physical abuse and 29 were sexually abused in the 2013/2014 financial year.The figures showed the number of critical cases fell during a five-year period.In the 2009/2010 financial year 226 cases were assessed as critical while in the 2013/14 financial year the number was 181.A critical rating is applied when a child or young person is identified as having been severely abused or neglected.Bernadine Mackenzie, deputy chief executive of Child, Youth and Family, said when a concern was expressed to CYF a child or young person may be at risk of abuse or neglect, a notification was recorded.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11412873last_img read more

Gambling.com adds BBC Sport’s Manish Bhasin as football contributor

first_img Related Articles Submit Strong Q1 opening sees Gambling.com push US agenda May 22, 2019 Share Share Strong Q3 US trading sees Gambling.com edge ahead November 21, 2019 Gambling.com appoints Gerry Ahern as US content lead June 14, 2019 Leading betting news and information portal Gambling.com has confirmed BBC Sports’ anchor Manish Bhasin as a contributor, strengthening its football and sports editorial.Bhasin, who hosts BBC Sport’s flagship programmes Match of the Day 2, The Football League Show and Football Focus, will write an exclusive column for Gambling.com detailing his insider’s take on the Premier League and wider football content.The BBC anchor has penned his first Gambling.com feature reflecting on the abhorrent scenes witnessed in Sofia on Monday night, Bhasin said: “It’s great to be on board with my first column for Gambling.com, but I’m not so elated having to reflect on Monday night’s shocking scenes in Sofia as racism quite literally reared its ugly head to overshadow England’s fine 6-0 win over Bulgaria.”Furthermore, Bhasin assesses Gareth Southgate’s midfield dilemma and looks towards the weekend by highlighting three Premier League Managers who could be under fire if events don’t go their way.Gambling.com Content Marketing Manager, Dean Ryan said: “Manish is a highly respected broadcaster and journalist who will provide intelligent and considered insight on all the latest footballing news.“We’re delighted to have such an internationally renowned contributor to our team of writers and can’t wait to follow Manish’s views throughout this football season.” StumbleUponlast_img read more