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   Weekly Media Roundup
   The Clearinghouse is moving campuses, to Grafton
   Family Planning 2020 Training Courses
   Sexual Violence Legislation Bill has its first reading
   Transitioning from OOHC for Practitioners: Applying International Evidence
   White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Webinar
   Child Matters: 5-Day Programme in Child Protection Studies
   Child Matters: New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection 2020
   Treating the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on young adults
   Weekly Media Roundup
   Family Violence and Sexual Violence Work Programme eUpdate
   Release of Oranga Tamariki Practice Review
   Job Vacancy at RPE: Professional Development Lead
   New Backbone Collective survey open on longer term support and services
   Historical trauma and whānau violence webinar: recording now available
   Children in New Zealand Communities Survey (2019)
   CPAG Summit 2019. Whakamana Tāngata: Where to from here?
   Workshop: Exploring motivational interviewing
   Group Facilitation Training – Intermediate
   Waitematā Family Focus Group Presents: An update from the Ministry of Health
   Child and Youth Wellbeing update - November 2019
   Weekly Media Roundup
   Family violence - The new Act: Legal education session
   New report reveals barriers to prosecution and conviction for sexual violence cases
   New wellbeing resources from Le Va; government work to support Pacific families

Consultation on bill amending child protection and care services

July 15, 2016 at 10:11 AM

Consultation open on bill amending child protection and care services

*From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse*

Submissions are now being invited on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill. Submissions close on 28 July 2016.

The bill would implement a number of changes identified in the recent proposed reforms to Child, Youth and Family.

One of the main proposed changes is raising the age of State care and protection, to end on a young person's 18th birthday instead of their 17th birthday.

In addition the bill proposes to:

  • "strengthen the participation of children and young people in decisions about their own lives
  • embed the views of children and young persons into policy and service development
  • support the set-up of independent advocacy services, with a particular focus on children and young people in care
  • allow a wider range of workers to perform a wider set of tasks to help vulnerable children and young people."

Submissions can be made on the NZ Parliament website, to the Social Services Select Committee.

The changes are part of a wider plan of reforms announced in April 2016 to child protection and care services. 

For more information about the reforms, see the previous NZFVC stories:

Government announces major reforms to Child, Youth and Family

New bill introduces some reforms to Child, Youth and Family

Panel releases interim report on Child, Youth and Family

Government establishes panel to lead "major overhaul" of Child, Youth and Family

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In addition, the Social Security (Extension of Young Persons Services and Remedial Matters) bill was passed by Parliament and became legislation on 7 July 2016. The Act extends Youth Service support to all 19-year-old parents and 18 and 19-year-olds without children who are "considered at significant risk of long term welfare dependence."

 



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