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Dec
03
News Media
The latest links to media articles on issues that impact on the family violence sector
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Dec
03
COVID-19
The Ministry of Social Development have sent out two updates this week, the second of which includes Guidance for Social Service Providers under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights)
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Dec
03
Newsletters
The latest update from the Joint Venture includes: Introduction from Hon Marama Davidson | Launch of the National Strategy | Fiona Ross departs as Joint Venture Director; Interim Director Emma Powell appointed | Funding of $1.58 million for diverse communities | Elder abuse – a hidden scourge | White Ribbon – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence | ACC funding to reduce incidence and disparity of sexual violence and more
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Dec
03
Training
Organised by Whāraurau. Trauma-informed care is a term used to describe a practice and framework that aims to increase the focus on identifying trauma in people who attend social services. Tuesday 7 December 2021, 9am-3pm, online
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Dec
03
Newsletters
The latest newsletter with news about the Ministry of Social Development’s work to better support people experiencing family violence and sexual violence includes the following: Pacific community Super Saturday response – Tamaki Makaurau | Child advocates pilot in women’s refuges | Broader supports for people affected by family violence | 24/7 support for family violence pilot | Women’s Refuge recruitment video | Empowering diverse communities
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Dec
03
COVID-19
The NRHCC website has information about quarantining at home while keeping your whānau and household safe
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Dec
03
Government
Beehive Press Release: Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/wāhine and girls/kōtiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic
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Dec
03
Reports
From the Office of the Children’s Commissioner: Our Kind of School flips the question of bullying prevention around by focusing on why some schools and kura are so good at being a safe place for everyone. The purpose of this project was to collect examples of good practice and identify the barriers and enablers schools face when seeking to create safe and inclusive environments. The Office of the Children’s Commissioner and The Ministry of Education collaborated to produce the Our Kind of School report which shares our findings
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Dec
03
Reports
From the Human Rights Commission: Alarming and disproportionate violence against disabled people in Aoteaora New Zealand has been documented in two new Human Rights Commission reports. The level of harm is of epidemic proportions, and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero is labelling the violence against disabled people as a human rights failure
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Dec
03
Campaigns
Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers have created a petition to urge the Government to increase funding for the Social Workers Registration Board to cover the cost of registration of social workers working in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector. Signatures close 3 February 2022
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Dec
03
Submissions
From the NZFVC: The Justice Committee is calling for submissions on a bill to protect children from online exploitation. The closing date for submissions is 10 December 2021
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Dec
03
From the NZFVC: The NZFVC is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Academic Co-Directors and new Advisory Group members
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Nov
26
White Ribbon Day
From the NZFVC: The 25th of November is White Ribbon Day and the United Nations International Day to End Violence Against Women, which starts the 16 days of activism
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Nov
26
News Media
The latest links to media articles on issues that impact on the family violence sector
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Nov
26
White Ribbon Day
From New Zealand Police: Today, some of our police staff are doing more than wearing a white ribbon - they are sharing their own experiences of violence, recalling deeply personal accounts as victims and shining a light on a dark part of their past. In an incredibly brave move, five police staff have brought their own life stories to share with the public. Their hope is that by sharing their stories, they will make it easier for other victims of violence to come forward and seek help
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Nov
26
Government
Beehive Press Release: Simplified vaccination assessment tool will be able to be used mid-December to help employers decide if they would require vaccination for different types of work
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Nov
26
Government
Beehive Press Release: Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni has announced $204.1m will be made available to support individuals and whānau who contract COVID-19 and need to isolate at home
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Nov
26
Job Vacancies
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) are currently recruiting kaimahi Māori for two roles - Maori Registered Nurse - Public Health and Kaimanaaki. Both roles are part of the Pae Ora team which operates within the COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU). The CRU leads the case and contact management for whānau residing in Tāmaki Makaurau. Pae Ora is the Māori public health response to support whānau impacted by Covid
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