A project exploring how to increase community-led primary prevention of family and sexual violence has been carried out in Waitematā, Auckland. The project was a collaboration between the Waitākere, North Shore and Rodney family violence networks, central government and local government. The project used a co-design approach. It took a strengths-based approach and specifically focused on the factors that protect against violence.
The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence Work Programme is inviting consultation on a draft "Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whānau Workforce Capability Framework."
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has said there will not be an inquiry into historical abuse of children in state care.
This is despite a recommendation from the final report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (CLAS) and a 2011 report from the Human Rights Commission that an independent inquiry be established.
WAVES Trust is a network organisation committed to strengthening the work of services supporting victims of family 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 and child abuse and 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 child abuse and neglect 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