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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.

Read the latest issue of our e-newsletter Awhi Mai Awhi Atu. Find out about the importance of professionals being involved in family group conferences, why culture is no excuse for abuse, and how creative writing is helping young people in a youth justice residence.

A report outlining the findings and recommendations of a review of social worker’s caseloads and workloads was released today.

New resources have been developed to help professionals from other agencies understand why children need them to take part in the family group conference process, what to expect, and what their role is.