Faces of Innocents

Losing Gracie-May stuff nation

Six-month old Gracie May McSorley died at the hands of her mother's partner, Michael Te Kouarehu Kereopa.

Izabella shouldn't live her life believing her sister is a rainbow. She should have her to play with, killed girl's aunt writes.

Faces of Innocents: Give them a voice

Jailed years after baby's death

Tawera Wichman, pictured at his sentencing in the High Court at Wellington, was 17 when he became the father of twins ...

At 17, Tawera Wichman was the father of twins, but one, Teegan, died because he shook her.

An innocent soul taken

Six-month old Gracie May McSorley who was killed in July 2015.

Baby Gracie-May McSorley's death at the hands of Michael Kereopa will "haunt us forever", says aunt.

Children in peril

Leon Jayet-Cole died last year after suffering a serious head injury while in the care of his stepfather, James Roberts.

To read the Child Youth and Family file on allegedly murdered autistic boy Leon Jayet-Cole is to despair.

Prime suspect disappears

Bea Daleon, also known as Mague, died in Southland in April 2012. Police say her death is suspicious

The prime suspect in an unsolved child homicide has moved to a country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with NZ.

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Is poverty linked to abuse?

New Zealand's most socially deprived suburbs (represented by green shading) are disproportionately represented in child ...

What does the data tell us about the link between poverty and child homicide?

We need to talk about stepdads

What do fairytales and birds have to do with why stepdads kill?

Killers who strike without warning video

'You lost control'


Not another broken promise

New Zealanders need to look at the faces of these children - they were all killed due to abuse or maltreatment.

It's expected to be the biggest reform since CYF was set up, so it had better do something.

'Please, don't turn away' stuff nation

There were so many signs I was being abused. Nobody did anything.

Dr Patrick Kelly: "If we gave priority to addressing income inequality, child poverty, overcrowding and the flood of ...

The child abuse policy cycle

Child abuse policy has been under-funded, inconsistently implemented and poorly evaluated.


'To be Maori, we don't hit kids'

Flax woven sleeping pods are one initiative being used to keep infants safe.

Community and marae agencies are stepping up and owning the issue of child abuse.

Live chat replay: confronting abuse

Catch up on our discussion with chief social worker Paul Nixon.

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Labour list MP Jacinda Ardern and new Sunday Star Times columnist, ...

'It's not a good place to be a child' video

Labour's Jacinda Ardern weighs in on New Zealand's "appalling" child abuse statistics.

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