Violence is being bred into the next generation of children, the first part of a major inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence says.
The Glenn Inquiry’s first part, the ‘People’s Report’ released on Monday, points to widespread dysfunction in the courts and broken, poorly resourced and disconnected social services as barriers to dealing with the problem.
The testimony of 500 survivors, frontline workers and offenders was recorded to highlight the depth of the problem and calls for a national strategy.
The inquiry’s chief panellist, Marama Davidson, heard most of the accounts face to face, and said on Monday that children are witnessing violence as though it is normal – meaning it is likely they will commit similar acts later in life. [Read the Full Article & Listen to the Radio Clips]