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Second care reform Bill passes third reading

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second care reform Bill passes third reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second care reform Bill passes third reading The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system reached a key milestone today with the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill passing its third reading, says Minister for Children […]

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New handbook to better support caregivers

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New handbook to better support caregivers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New handbook to better support caregivers Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new handbook brings together information about universal health and education services, making it easier for caregivers to find the information they need to access services. “Caregivers are an essential part of the […]

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Second care reform Bill passes second reading

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second care reform Bill passes second reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second care reform Bill passes second reading The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system took a step forward in Parliament today, says Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “This Bill is the second significant step in our major reform programme […]

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New after-hours caregivers support service

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New after-hours caregivers support service

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New after-hours caregivers support service Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new after-hours support service is being piloted to provide advice and support to caregivers of children and young people in care. “Caregivers have said they want more targeted help to support them in […]

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Mandatory registration for social workers

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Mandatory registration for social workers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Mandatory registration for social workers Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the introduction of mandatory registration for social workers will increase their skills and professionalism so they can better support New Zealanders. “Social workers play a crucial role in supporting […]

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Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Parenting Resource helps kids get best start Minister for Children Anne Tolley has today launched the Parenting Resource, a new website to help parents give their children the best start in life. “This resource will help people develop effective parenting skills so they can provide […]

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Budget 2017 tax changes

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Child Poverty, children, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Families, family incomes package, family tax credit, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Taxation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017 tax changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 tax changes The big headline of the Government’s Budget yesterday was its Family Incomes Package – a range of measures including changes to income tax thresholds and the Family Tax Credit. Overall the Budget is a huge disappointment and a missed opportunity to […]

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$434.1m to support young people in care

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Budget 2017, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $434.1m to support young people in care

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $434.1m to support young people in care Budget 2017 invests significantly to support vulnerable children and young people in care through the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki, Minister for Children Anne Tolley says. Budget 2017 funding is made up of $424.4 million operating […]

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Next steps on individual client level data

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Investment  /  Comments Off on Next steps on individual client level data

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next steps on individual client level data The Government will be advising social service providers that their new contracts will not require the collection of individual client level data until a new data protection and use policy is in place, say Social Investment Minister Amy […]

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Budget 2017: $68.8m support for vulnerable children

By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Budget 2017, children, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: $68.8m support for vulnerable children

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: $68.8m support for vulnerable children Budget 2017 invests an extra $68.8 million over four years to support vulnerable children and their families, say Minister for Children Anne Tolley and Education Minister Nikki Kaye. This is part of the Government’s $321 million Social Investment […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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Launch of advocacy service for young people VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

By   /  April 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Alfred Ngaro, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Launch of advocacy service for young people VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Launch of advocacy service for young people VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai Minister for Children Anne Tolley and Associate Minister for Children Alfred Ngaro welcome today’s official launch of VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai – the independent advocacy service for children and young people in state care. […]

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New Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki launched

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki launched Minister for Children Anne Tolley has welcomed today’s official launch of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. “It’s important our vulnerable children and young people have a safe, stable and loving home so they can […]

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Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Vulnerable Children

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Child Youth and Family, children, esatablishment, including, Justice, oranga, Press Release, Public Sector, tamariki, vulnerable, Welfare  /  Comments Off on Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Vulnerable Children

MIL OSI – Source: Child Youth and Family – Release/Statement Headline: Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Vulnerable Children On this Page: Overview The establishment of Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Vulnerable Children as a new stand alone ministry is one of the key milestones of the IIC programme. The creation of the new ministry: signals a ‘whole […]

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Minister proposes name change for legislation

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister proposes name change for legislation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister proposes name change for legislation Minister for Children Anne Tolley says she intends to write to Parliament’s Social Services Committee to propose changing the name of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (the CYPF Act) to the Oranga Tamariki Act, to […]

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Honouring our most inspiring carers

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, care, caregivers, ceremony, Child Youth and Family, children, Justice, people, Press Release, Public Sector, Welfare, young  /  Comments Off on Honouring our most inspiring carers

MIL OSI – Source: Child Youth and Family – Release/Statement Headline: Honouring our most inspiring carers Ten extraordinary foster carers and caregiving couples were honoured with Excellence in Foster Care Awards at a ceremony hosted by Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy on Friday. These caregivers make an inspiring difference for children and young people in care. […]

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Oranga Tamariki, reflecting the voices of young people

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, grinne, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, oranga, people, Public Sector, Social Issues, tamariki, young  /  Comments Off on Oranga Tamariki, reflecting the voices of young people

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Oranga Tamariki, reflecting the voices of young people 08 March 2017.The voices of young people are being reflected right from the start, with the release of the visual identity of Oranga Tamariki. “I’m really excited by this visual identity, when young people take […]

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Aroha for children is vital

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, care, Child Youth and Family, children, foster, Justice, people, Press Release, Public Sector, support, trust, Welfare  /  Comments Off on Aroha for children is vital

MIL OSI – Source: Child Youth and Family – Release/Statement Headline: Aroha for children is vital Loving foster carers fill this void for children and young people every day—it changes lives. On Foster Care Awareness Week, 5-11 March, we honour them for this incredible gift. Monique Goodhew says her foster parents helped turn her life […]

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Celebrating Children’s Day and Foster Carers

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Celebrating Children’s Day and Foster Carers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Celebrating Children’s Day and Foster Carers Minister for Children Anne Tolley says that events are being held all around New Zealand this Sunday to celebrate Children’s Day, as Foster Care Awareness week gets under way. “Sunday will mark the 17th annual Children’s Day, as we […]

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Foster parents can’t ignore children in need

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Child Youth and Family, children, foster, ignore, Justice, parents, Press Release, Public Sector, Welfare  /  Comments Off on Foster parents can’t ignore children in need

MIL OSI – Source: Child Youth and Family – Release/Statement Headline: Foster parents can’t ignore children in need David and Jackie say the hardest part of being a foster parent is having to say goodbye. When David and Jackie discovered there was a national shortage of foster carers, they couldn’t bury their heads in the […]

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