A duty to care | Pūrongo tuawhitu: Me manaaki te tangata
In this, the Seventh report of the Family Violence Death Review Committee, we draw attention to the concept of a duty to care. It is related to but distinct from a common concept in a western framework: a ‘duty of care’, which is a legal obligation to ensure the safety or wellbeing of others.
This report explores factors that have pushed Aotearoa New Zealand away from caring for people who experience family violence, reinforcing messages that no one is there to help them.
The Seventh report draws on findings and recommendations from in-depth reviews conducted between 2019 and 2021, and previous reports, to highlight where there has been a lack of progress from government agencies, including health, to work towards responsiveness for those experiencing violence.
Link to videos and full report: Seventh report: A duty to care | Pūrongo tuawhitu: Me manaaki te tangata :: Health Quality & Safety Commission (hqsc.govt.nz)