working with others

We work with many other groups and agencies, and much of the work we do relies on our relationships with others. By working together, we can achieve so much more to build strong families and keep our children and young people safe and well cared for. 

We've teamed up with Child Matters to deliver child protection workshops around the country to teachers, health professionals, social service providers, or anyone working with families. The workshops support our 'Working together to keep children and young people safe' guide for professionals. Child protection workshops and the 'Working together to keep children and young people safe' guide

There are lots of people in the community who can give our kids opportunities, good experiences and be great role models.
How you can help, and how we team up with groups and agencies

Schools and Early Childhood Education providers are key partners in the protection of children and the early identification of abuse and neglect.
How we are strengthening our relationships with schools

Social Workers in Schools (SWiS and MASSISS) and Youth Workers in Secondary Schools (YWISS) places specialist support right in school grounds, bringing together the elements of school, health and home to give children and families the help they need to help them thrive. More about the SWiS, MASSISS and YWISS services

We work closely with the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards at local, regional and National levels Our joint work with Health, including Hospital Liaison Social Workers and Gateway Assessments

The needs of some children and young people are so complicated that they cannot be met by just one health, education or social service agency.
Our high and complex needs interagency strategy

We provide funding and approval for hundreds of organisations around New Zealand, so that our families, children and young people have access to the best services for them. Funding, contracting and approval processes, including OSCAR approvals