Baby Ru death: Child abuse prevention group calls on politicians to take 'courageous leadership'

A child abuse prevention group has said "enough is enough" in response to Police's homicide investigation into the death of a toddler in Lower Hutt at the weekend.

Ruthless-Empire Ahipene-Wall died from blunt force trauma on Sunday in his home where he was living with three family members.

It's been reported one of those relatives was on bail for assault charges.

Police say they're working with Oranga Tamariki to understand how Baby Ru ended up in that home.

Child Matters CEO Jane Searle wants to see more action to prevent child abuse.

"Last year we lost nine children in similar circumstances, so this issue isn't going away," she told Newshub.

"Until we get the changes that we need and until politicians get some courageous leadership and take the lead on this issue, then we're not going to see any change in those statistics."

Newshub understands Baby Ru is being taken to Taupō for his tangi on Saturday.