We work with and fund a number of programmes and services that provide support to families or whānau. Some of our programmes and services are about early intervention – stopping the cycle of harm before it happens.
How we support whānau
Where possible we try to keep families together. Taking children into care is a last resort. We are working more and more with iwi and communities to support at-risk children to stay with their parents.
Intensive Response for whānau
We and our partners recognise the need to improve the support to whānau who are at risk of having their tamariki Māori taken into care. We believe that with better support, more tamariki and whānau can stay together and thrive.
Care and Protection family group conferences
The Care and Protection family group conference (FGC) is a formal meeting where the whānau or family comes together with professionals to talk about the concerns we have for a child or young person, and come up with a plan.
Family support programmes and services are available to young parents, teen fathers, rangatahi and professionals who work with children, to help you on your way.
Children's Teams services have now transitioned to the community, but we know tamariki or children and whānau or families may require support from a range of services.
Published: March 28, 2022