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About the Act

The Children's Act 2014 made sweeping changes to protect vulnerable children and help them thrive, achieve and belong.The legislation includes: one new stand-alone Act, the Children's Act 2014 amendments to the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 The heads of six government departments are now accountable for protecting and improving the lives of vulnerable children. NZ Police, the Ministries of Health, Educ...

Supporting victims

Not only can it be healing to express how the crime has affected you, but you can help the young person face up to what they’ve done and turn their life around.More often than not, that’s exactly what happens. Most young people want to put things right and your involvement will greatly increase the chance of a positive outcome.We can provide advice and support to prepare you for the family group conference and answer any questions or conce...

Family group conferences

Together, with the family, victims, the Police and other important influencers, we can help the young person take responsibility for their actions and make lasting, positive changes. With everyone’s opinion and expertise accounted for, a thorough plan can be made to help right the wrong and ensure their future wellbeing. Care and Protection family group conferences Depending on your child's age, there's more than one type of f...