Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Bill

Update – the deadline for submissions has now been extended to 3rd March 2017 The legislation that will implement the Government’s planned changes to Child, Youth and Family work is now in Parliament and open for submissions from the public. NZCCSS will be commenting and analysing the Bill based on what we have learned and…

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Research for Social Justice

Each year NZCCSS organises a Researchers Network meeting to bring together people involved with the social services in our networks and share the research results or projects that they are involved with. The research undertaken within our networks covers a wide range of issues including loneliness and isolation among older people, the experience of prisoners…

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Policy Watch : Christmas 2016

Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man. Pope Francis Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies are…

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Many Faces of Trauma : Workshop

The Many Faces of Trauma: Leveraging science and leadership to promote and sustain adaptive resilience for children and families Wednesday 4th January 2017 9.00am – 4.30pm Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Level 2 Aurora Centre 56 The Terrace Wellington Begin your year with a significant professional development opportunity. We are fortunate to have Tein Ung of…

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Emergency housing boost but will it solve affordable housing crisis

Against a backdrop of growing numbers of families living in inadequate housing situations such as tents, cars and other temporary dwellings, the recent announcement of $300 million on emergency housing has come in the nick of time. The extra money is looking to find an extra 1400 places, 600 Auckland and 8000 in areas ‘of high demand’, and will specifically go into emergency housing, more support…

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CYF Reforms continue – update

Current reforms to services for vulnerable children, young people and families are building momentum in preparation for the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  on 1 April 2017. Here’s an overview of key updates. Appointment of Grianne Moss “There is no more important work than ensuring all the children of New Zealand live in a safe and…

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18 for 4

A creative and affordable response to Auckland’s housing crisis – 8 social housing, 6 assisted ownership and 4 affordable homes built where 4 houses currently are. That is the idea being promoted by Auckland Community Housing Providers. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff was at the event along with many others involved with housing in Auckland, to…

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