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Referral & support agencies (assault)

Local support agencies

Canterbury Police (03) 363-7400

Refuges (all 24 hours per day, 7 days a week)

Elder abuse

Stopping violence

Abuse against adult males

Services for children

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of children, are uncertain what to do next, or need help or advice, phone Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children on 0508-326-459.

There are programmes available for:

For more information see Or contact the Christchurch advocate for children and young people experiencing family violence: phone Barnardos (03) 365-3923 between 8.30 am and 4.30 p.m, and they will put you through to the best agency for help.

The agencies and their programmes include:



Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2016. Last updated April 2019.

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