NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration
Insight for 14 February 2010: Arson ( 27′ 51″ )
Sue Ingram investigates research that suggests arson by young people can indicate a link to other more serious offences
Three quarters of deliberately lit fires in New Zealand are caused by young people, with official figures showing that of all serious offences committed by children and adolescents, arson is the most common.
Some of the behaviour is put down to a child's natural curiosity about fire, or simply being mischievous.
But emerging research suggests that arson attacks by young people can indicate a link to other, more serious offending.
Sue Ingram investigates
Photo: Young people are often fascinated by fire
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 23 June: Insight: Stopping Abuse of People with a Disability
In the past few months, the media has focused on cases of abuse involving at least four disability support service providers.
Back in 2006, another support provider was under the spotlight facing allegations that two residents had choked to death and of medical mistreatment.
Reviews were carried out then and now, 7 years later, another review into the more recent incidents will be finished in September.
But will this review really change anything? Philippa Tolley speaks to families, providers, staff and advocates to find out how good the support offered now is and what needs to change to prevent abuse of the vulnerable in the future.