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.
Birthright Foxton gains support from local cafe
To show its support for the local Birthright Society, McEwens Cafe Main Street in Foxton have decided to make a generous donation.
National Forum - Three key themes
Sharing experiences, open communication and looking to the future were three key themes running through Birthright NZ’s two-day National Forum which was held in Wellington recently.
Birthright Wanganui benefit from free smoke alarms
Staying fire safe just got easier for Birthright families in Wanganui thanks to the local fire service providing and installing free smoke alarms.
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Election 2014 - NGO sector message
In the lead up to this year's Election ComVoices, a network consisting of national organisations in the community and voluntary sector, have put together an election brief which can be used as a blueprint when meeting with political parties.
As Birthright NZ is part of the ComVoices network, we support these three key messages.
To download a copy of a summary of these three key messages please click here
To download the full ComVoices pre-election briefing please click here
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/