Major initiative to protect vulnerable children welcomed by local MP

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe has warmly welcomed today’s launch of the Hamilton Children’s Team.

Mr Macindoe joined Social Development Minister Hon. Anne Tolley and a wide cross-section of community representatives at Nawton School this morning for the formal launch of the Hamilton Children's Team.

The team will develop individual support plans and a single point of contact for at-risk children and their families, and trial new services including the Vulnerable Children's Hub for professionals who are worried about a child, and the Vulnerable Kids Information System (ViKI) to allow professionals working with a child to share and manage information appropriately.

“I am a strong supporter of this concept and advocated for such a team to be established in Hamilton when the concept was first proposed more than a year ago,” said Tim Macindoe, “so it is great to see our local team up and running and I wish them every success with their vitally important work. We all have a duty to help protect children from harm and I am optimistic that this welcome initiative will make a major difference for many of our city’s most vulnerable young people”.