Kōrero: Child abuse

Cartoon about child abuse, 2000

A cartoon of a small coffin and large groups of people.

This cartoon by Malcolm Evans explores topics of blame and accountability in relation to child abuse cases. It suggests that police, health professionals and social workers are often blamed by the public when system failures mean abuse is not detected in time. However, those closest to the victim – family, friends and neighbours – are more truly accountable.

Courtesy of Malcolm Evans

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-643-003
Cartoon by Malcolm Evans

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bronwyn Dalley, 'Child abuse - High-profile cases', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/30541/cartoon-about-child-abuse-2000 (accessed 17 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Bronwyn Dalley, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jan 2024