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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...

Hannah

Hannah wanted to honour her caregiver Simone with the taonga, for the long-term commitment, understanding and love that she's shown her over the years.Hannah and her sister first went into care when she was just 7 years old. As sisters they were placed in multiple families together. Some of the placements compounded the trauma Hannah had already experienced, culminating in her running away when she was 14.By the time Hannah met Simone she alrea...

Caleb & Gabe - video transcript

(Gabe, caregiver)Once you see the need you can never pretend like it's not there.This is our thing. This is what we’ll probably do for the rest of our lives.We didn't realise when we did the training that short term fostering existed. We only thought long term existed, so when we found out that you could do things like respite or transitional care or emergency care we thought, well we can do that.(Caleb, caregiver)We were like, dead set keen on adopting a child. Through year...

Identify abuse

SOME OF THE SIGNSPhysical signs such as: Unexplained bruises, welts, cuts and abrasions Unexplained fractures or dislocations Burn marks Other signs: No clear explanation for any of the above Behavioural concerns such as emotional withdrawal, aggression or anxiety Developmental delays, changes or signs The child talking about or subtly mentioning things that may indicate abuse Parents seeming stressed or not coping on the money they have Drug or alcohol problems Parents not ha...

Jamie

Jamie's story“It’s just a part of me.” That’s how Jamie Downes of Taumarunui (Te Ātihaunui-a-Papārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) describes being a caregiver. Seeing Jamie in the context of his wider whānau, it’s no surprise that caregiving came naturally to him. Generations of caregiving Ja...