How Best To Work Alongside Māori

Section 7AA of Oranga Tamariki Act – NZCCSS Hui Report In May Auckland social services provider VisionWest was the venue for a hui for NZCCSS members and other interested community social service organisations on how best to work alongside Iwi/Māori and to understand Section 7AA of Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act due…

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 |…