Story: Child abuse

Social workers

Social workers

Social workers deal with child abuse and neglect cases on a daily basis. Phil Skipworth (left) was placed at Porirua College in 1999 as part of the Social Workers in Schools scheme. He was joined by community liaison worker Conway Matthews (right) in 2000. While a lot of their time was spent resolving behavioural, drug and alcohol problems, they also dealt with abuse in the home.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - State action on child abuse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30565/social-workers (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 Apr 2018