Birthright believes that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment. We work with families to facilitate the growth of confidence, skills and resilience within the family unit and its individual members.
Birthright understands the diversity of whanau in our communities: Most children in New Zealand will live in a home that is not comprised of a mother and a father at some point in their life. Birthright supports families and whanau in order that everyone has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Annual Hawkes Bay Toy Run helps BR Families
Birthright Hawke's Bay Child & Family Care were very pleased with the strong and generous turnout of motorcyclists during The Twin City Toy run which was held earilier this month.
Birthright Hawke's Bay Child & Family Care would like to share a BIG thank you to all those who participated in the day.
Inquiry into Social Services in Aotearoa
To ensure that the social services within Aotearoa are equipped to provide best practice standards, the Government recently commissioned the New Zealand Productivity Commission to undergo an inquiry into the matter.
New childcare model to aid solo parents into work
An exciting new employment and childcare project CareEd4, which aims to help sole parents enter and remain in the workforce is on its way thanks to the support of the Ākina Foundation's inaugural Launchpad programme.
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Cheaper bus fares for beneficiaries
Go Wellington Buses and WINZ have joined forces and are now offering cheaper bus fares to people residing in the Wellington area who receive either Sole Parent Support or Supported Living Payments.
Vulnerable Children's Bill now lawThe Vulnerable Children’s Bill which aims to ensure that Aotearoa’s most at risk children are top priority when it comes to accessing vital services and support was passed into law on June 19.
Through the Act 30 specific initiatives are outlined within the Children’s Action Plan with the Ministries of Health, Education, Social Development, Justice and Police frontline staff being directly accountable for successfully providing these services.
One of the main initiatives within the legislation is the introduction of 10 new children’s teams which will provide a coordinated group of social services to children who are identified as being at-risk.
Other measures include new vetting and screening checks for government and community agency staff working with children, switching the onus onto parents who have killed or severely abused or neglected their children, with them now having to prove they are fit to parent subsquent children, and measures put in place to ensure greater clarity around family group conference plans.
To find out more on the Children’s Action plan visit: http://childrensactionplan.govt.nz/