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Feb
19
News Media
The latest links to media articles on issues that impact on the family violence sector
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Feb
19
Training
A joint-venture capability development programme of SSPA and NZCCSS. This half day workshop will support the implementation of the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into force on 1 July 2019. The interactive session aims to promote good information sharing. Held regionally in April at no cost to you. Registrations are now open for your region – Thursday 15 April 2021, 10am-1.30pm, Henderson
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Feb
19
Police
Waitematā Police have two updates to share regarding the progress of Integrated Community Response (ICR) in Waitematā. One of the updates is around the NGO Coordinator roles, and the other details the application process for NGO representation on Te Ohu Kitenga North West Wellbeing Group, the governance group for Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke Waitematā. Applications for the governance roles close on Friday 5 March
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Feb
19
Police
From Waitematā Police: Waitemata District has been allocated $87,869 from the Children’s Flexi Fund and applications are now open for eligible organisations to apply on behalf of children and whanau they are working with. The ‘flexi fund’ has been established by Police and is aimed at meeting urgent, one-off support needs for children who are affected by family harm. This excludes support that can be accessed through existing funding or services. This fund is available immediately, however it cannot be used retrospectively. Applications can come from any agency working with a child, tamariki or rangitahi through the WNPH process as part of a safety plan and see a need to support a child’s well-being
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Feb
19
Consultation
Synergia, an independent research and evaluation agency, is running a survey on behalf of Oranga Tamariki to understand how the new information sharing provisions are working in practice and if there are ways that Oranga Tamariki can better support you to use them
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Feb
19
Newsletters
The latest update from MSD includes information on: Public Service Medal and Commemoration for Ann Dysart | COVID-19 — online business travel register | Kaupapa Māori — sexual violence group hands over | Court support for sexual violence victims-survivors — literature review | Whānau Resilience — moving from design to delivery | Integrated Community Responses – recent progress | Accessible information and services | Free career advice — some clients may want to know | Social service contracting — partnering for impact
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Feb
19
Community Notices
From the SWRB: Changes to the Social Workers Registration Act 2003 effective from 27 February 2021 include the introduction of mandatory registration for social workers, protection of the title ‘social worker’, and implementation of a general scope of practice to describe social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. The General Scope of Practice has been developed as a high-level description of social work in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Scope of Practice applies to practitioners working across the breadth of social work roles. It supports a shared identity for social workers and establishes a common understanding of social work in this country
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Feb
19
Community Notices
From SSPA: The deadline for Social Worker registration is 27 February. If your NGO has a contract with the Ministry of Social Development and/or Oranga Tamariki, a fund to assist social worker registration is being extended and will continue operating through to the end of February
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Feb
19
Events
Organised by the World Health Organization and other agencies. The webinar, fourth in a series of eight webinars covering the INSPIRE strategies, will present the strategy “safe environments” in more depth and will include reflections on how they can be adapted for implementation in the time of COVID-19. Saturday 20 February 2021, 3.30-5am NZDT, online (Europe based)
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Feb
19
Events
Organised by MAEVe. Drawing on interviews with women who have experienced intimate partner violence, this presentation considers women’s dynamic experiences of leaving violent relationships in the shadow of static legal understandings of separation and the on-going dangers women face when they engage with legal systems and processes. Monday 22 February 2021, 3-4pm NZDT, online (Australia based)
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Feb
19
Events
Organised by the Gender and Covid-19 project and the Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research. Friday 26 February 2021, 3-4am NZDT, online (US based)
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Feb
19
Training
Organised by Shine. Specialist training to provide safe and effective workplace support for staff who experience domestic violence. Tuesday 16 March 2021, Kingsland, Auckland
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