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Is the Health Ministry breaching children's rights?

Posted by Philip on 22 September 2012, 1:19 pm in , , , ,

The current Ministry of Health Consultation on Paying Family Carers to Provide Disability Support 2012 considers "options for paying family carers providing disability support to disabled adult family members" (my emphasis).

I am concerned that this seems to exclude family carers providing disability support to disabled children.

I believe the omission of the needs of children, under current policy and in this consultation, is negligent for the following reasons:

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NZ Health Ministry consults on paying family for disability support

Posted by Philip on 20 September 2012, 8:02 am in , , , ,

The Ministry of Health has released the following consultation invitation about paying family members. Personally I think the "complexity", of which the notice speaks, is overstated (read my recent post). You'll also notice it refers only to the support of disabled adults, but not children.

If this affects you, or you are simply concerned, I encourage you to have your say, dispelling the complexity myth and adding the right of disabled to children to be supported by well-resourced parents.

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