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Report on the investigation into the deaths of Saliel Jalessa Aplin, Olympia Marisa Aplin Grant, Trish

By: Grant, Trish.
Contributor(s): New Zealand. Office of the Commissioner for Children.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington Office of the Commissioner for Children 2003Description: 65 p. ; computer file : PDF format (4.4mb).ISBN: 0909039127.Subject(s): PREVENTION | CHILD ABUSE | New Zealand. Department of Child, Youth and Family Services | CHILD EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE | CHILD HOMICIDE | CHILD PROTECTION | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | FAMILIES | HOMICIDE | INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | SOCIAL SERVICES | VICTIMS | NEW ZEALANDDDC classification: 362.76 OFF Summary: This report investigates the deaths of sisters Saliel Aplin, aged 12, and Olympia, aged 11, who were killed by their step-father in December 2001. Failings by Child, Youth and Family Services, the Police, schools and other professionals were identified as contributing to and maintaining family violence in the lives of Saliel and Olympia. Lack of interagency communication is emphasised as a significant factor undermining the care and protection of the sisters. Recommendations for improving interagency collaboration in instances of child abuse and neglect are made. Improving risk assessment strategies to incorporate talking, listening and responding to children is also recommended.
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This report investigates the deaths of sisters Saliel Aplin, aged 12, and Olympia, aged 11, who were killed by their step-father in December 2001. Failings by Child, Youth and Family Services, the Police, schools and other professionals were identified as contributing to and maintaining family violence in the lives of Saliel and Olympia. Lack of interagency communication is emphasised as a significant factor undermining the care and protection of the sisters. Recommendations for improving interagency collaboration in instances of child abuse and neglect are made. Improving risk assessment strategies to incorporate talking, listening and responding to children is also recommended.

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