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William Wallace Awards
4 December 2014

Māori All Back, Joe Royal was one of the guest speakers at this year’s William Wallace awards’ ceremony which honoured the achievements of young people in foster care.

Ten caregivers from around the country were recognised for their outstanding support of children and young people in care.

We are still searching for a temporary alternative site for the Ashburton Community Link. This is being done as quickly as possible.

 All Ministry of Social Development offices in the Canterbury region are closed on the morning of Monday 8 September, so our staff can honour the staff who lost their lives last week. Offices will reopen at 12 noon.

All Ministry of Social Development offices, including Child, Youth and Family, will close between 12 and 1pm on Thursday, 11 September during the Ashburton Community Civic Service, as a mark of respect.

Do you know an outstanding Child, Youth and Family caregiver? Someone who goes the extra mile to provide exceptional care, support and encouragement to a vulnerable child or young person?

Improved outcomes for the country’s most vulnerable children will be the result of changes to health and education assessments of children coming in to care.