Supporting a response to family violence

Published: June 2, 2022

As part of Te Puna Aonui, Oranga Tamariki has welcomed 2 new workforce capability frameworks to support responses to family violence.

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The two documents set out standards to guide and support people and organisations to respond to family violence in safe, culturally competent and effective ways that are trauma- and violence-informed.

About the frameworks

The frameworks are the first step in delivering Te Aorerekura – the National Strategy and Action Plan to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

Find out more about the two recently launched frameworks below.

Both frameworks were developed over a 3 year period with tangata whenua and tauiwi leaders from the specialist sectors, Government officials and representatives of communities and victim-survivors.

Supporting whānau and families

To eliminate family violence we need to continue growing skilled, culturally competent and sustainable workforces.

This capability includes how we respond safely and effectively to tangata whenua, children and young people, older people, Pacific peoples, people from ethnic communities, and Deaf, disabled and LGBTQIA+ people. 

Te Puna Aonui have heard that services need to work better for all people, and these frameworks will show all of us where we can make improvements to achieve this.

They will also help ensure all people who use violence receive safe and effective responses that hold them accountable, support behaviour change and address their past trauma.

Using the frameworks

At Oranga Tamariki, we can use these frameworks to support our kaimahi with, for example, future training opportunities.

Other agencies we will work with are the Ministries of Justice, Social Development and Health, and Te Puni Kōkiri, NZ Police and Ara Poutama Department of Corrections.

Generalist and specialist workforces can also use these frameworks to support their work with individuals, families and whānau impacted by family violence.

Find more information

Read more about Te Aorerekura - the National Strategy and Action Plan to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.