The Productivity Commission has just released a draft report looking at ways to improve how government agencies commission and purchase social services. These include how agencies identify the needs of people who use social services, how they choose organisations to provide the services, and how the contracts between agencies and providers work.
WAVES Trust is a network organisation committed to strengthening the work of services supporting victims of family violence and sexual violence, and those who hold offenders accountable and support perpetrators to make positive changes to their behaviour.
We provide networking opportunities, support and advocacy for over 50 Waitakere agencies working with people affected by family violence, sexual violence, and child abuse or neglect. We also coordinate violence prevention campaigns and supporting projects to improve the capacity of service delivery in the Waitakere area.
We acknowledge the issues of sexual violence are closely connected with family violence, and our website contains contact information to enable the public to reach services working in Waitakere and links to other networks and organisations working in the Waitemata DHB catchment area, in the Auckland region and nationally.
Services We Provide...
Support integrated and collaborative services to reduce family and sexual violence in Waitakere
Community advocacy and representation
Information and support for best practice in intervention
Capacity building and education opportunities for service providers
Contract management of inter-agency projects
Access to information and research
Monitoring of community initiatives, e.g. Waitakere Family Violence Court