Welcome to Birthright NZ
Calling all Former Birthright Families!
If so, then we would love to hear from you!
This month we celebrate 60 years since the first Birthright began. We would love to mark this milestone by sharing the stories of former Birthright children and parents.
To share your story, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
History of Birthright
It all started back in 1955, when Hastings Lawyer Mr Peter Gifford and the Hastings Junior Chamber of Commerce decided to form Birthright Hastings.
It was decided that this would be the best course of action to address a growing need for an organisation that supported children of one parent families.
Following the move Birthright Hastings officially became an incorporated society in March 1956, with a number of incorporated societies springing up around the country as the years went by.
These days Birthright has 14 incorporated societies operating around the country that continue to offer practical, social and emotional support for children of the one parent families they support.
Lady Janine Mateparae visits Birthright Childcare Centre
Birthright in your area
Subsidy for under 15s with poor vision
Do you have a child 15 or under who has poor vision? Well if you do they may be eligible for the Spectacle Subsidy, an initiative offered by the Ministry of Health.
The Safeguarding Children InitiativeWant to know more about how to stop child abuse in your community? Well through the Safeguarding Children Initiative you can.
Run by experienced practitioners in the field, this educational resource takes a more proactive approach to tackling child abuse and is free of charge.
Training is offered via seminars delivered by the Safeguarding Children Initiative Team or through its free E-learning course.
To learn more about The Safeguarding Children Initiative and to access its free resources please click HERE.
To access a short video that explains who they are and what they offer please click HERE.
Major overhaul for CYPs following report
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has outlined a major overhaul of Child Youth and Family, following a scathing interim report which outlines extremely poor outcomes for children who had been through the state care system.