Appointments and enquiries
A million New Zealanders are directly impacted by family and sexual violence each year, including 300,000 children.
Police attend a family violence callout every 3.95 minutes, and that’s only what’s reported. It’s estimated three-quarters of incidents go unreported.
About half of all murders in New Zealand are committed by an offender who is identified as family.
If you're in a violent relationship, you can get help and you can get out. Read on to find out about family violence, its effects, your rights, and what you can do.
You're not alone.
Being a parent
Many children and parents in New Zealand experience domestic violence at home.
Effects of family violence
Violence has many serious effects on families.
What you can do
There's lots of help available when you're trying to leave a violent relationship.
Family violence is a huge problem in New Zealand, and it's not okay.
Child Protection Policy