Vulnerable Children The government is asking the public what to do about child abuse in New Zealand. They have outlined the issues in a ‘Green Paper on Vulnerable Children’ and seem determined to not simply leave this issue to the ‘experts’. Mark Stephenson has examined the Green Paper. Paula Bennett, minister of social development, has […]
The government has released its Green Paper on Vulnerable Children, outlining problems and possible approaches to tackling child abuse in New Zealand, and wants everyone’s feedback. A special web site (www.saysomething.org.nz) has been set up, which allows people to comment on specific issues, or on the whole paper, and making a submission is a lot […]
Father & Child Trust and Waipuna Youth and Community Trust have received the nod from the Ministry of Social Development for a collaboration aiming to give teen dads better support and both parents to work together better in Christchurch. The $22,000 p.a. contract is one of nine contracts for teen dad services around the country. […]
We’ve just received word that our application for $25,000 to MSD’s Community Response Fund for Auckland has been successful. The $25,000 grant recognises the importance of our work and the increased demand we are experiencing in Auckland.
The Ministry of Social Development has produced a new resource called ‘Supporting Teen Fathers’ aimed at those working with young dads. It was developed in consultation with local researchers and practitioners, including Father & Child. The resource covers conceptualisation of a service through to delivery and evaluation. Order from MSD, ph (04) 916 3300, or […]