Defending the Privacy of Client Data

Individual Client Level Data NZCCSS has joined with others from the ComVoices network to take a leadership role in opposing the collection of Individual Client Level Data.  This work has included supporting the crafting of an issues paper and a letter to Ministers. While the recent agreement to delay implementation for specialist sexual violence services…

Oranga Tamariki legislation Update

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Orange Tamariki) legislation Bill What does a safe, loving and stable home look like? And who is best to provide this? These are the questions at the core of debate on a bill before the Social Services Select Committee that sets out changes to child welfare services, and that will underpin the direction and scope of…

What’s in a Name? Ministry for (* *) Oranga Tamariki

Let’s get this off our chest right from the start – NZCCSS shares the intense dislike for the name for the new Ministry announced in August. Childrens’ Commissioner Andrew Becroft described the name as “stigmatising and crushing” and akin to naming the Ministry of Health the ‘Ministry for Sick People’. He has decided to refer to…

“More than just signing an MoU”

A successful strategic initiative taken over the last year is the Te Piringa Strategic Alliance, as reported on in the March 2015 issue of Kete Kupu. Te Piringa is the coming together in an informal strategic alliance of NZCCSS and Te Kahui Atawahi o te Motu, as supported by the Working Together More Fund |…