WHEN it comes to family violence, there is a huge gap between the rhetoric and the reality. We all want women and their children to be safe from abuse, but at present the system is particularly stacked against the kids.
Perhaps we should expand the Herald Sun Take a Stand campaign to include a specific focus on keeping children safe from violence as well.
The murder of Tyabb boy Luke Batty exposes a system-wide failure to protect at-risk children.
For a start, there is far too much emphasis on the rights of parents to have access to their children and not enough priority given to ensuring the safety of their kids. [Read Full Article]