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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
Evenflo, manufacturer of child restraints has issued a
voluntary recall notice for selected models of car seats and
booster seats. This recall relates to seats with a crotch buckle that may
become resistant to unlatching (undoing) over time due to
exposure to various items such as food and drinks. Difficulty in releasing the buckle in an emergency situation
where prompt exit from the vehicle was necessary could
increase the risk of injury.
Volunteer education With nominations now open for the
Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, now is a good time to
think about a Plunket Volunteer who has made an impact in
your community. The awards not only recognise outstanding individuals, teams
and organisations, but they raise awareness around the
important and valuable role volunteers play. Last year’s award recipients ranged in age from 14 to 85,
and their stories were wide ranging and very inspiring.
I started the year by asking everyone to start
thinking[sitetree_link,id=1057] about their role in making
our communities safe healthier places for families and young
children. Part of that responsibility is being able to put
the child lens on everything to judge the impact it will
have on their wellbeing. As part of the Every Child Counts coalition we have asked
for a child impact assessment to be put across all forms of
local and central government planning and policy.