December 2021 - Before we wrap for the year, we are updating you on some key changes relating to the Conference.
We have made the decision to hold Whakamanawa 2022 as a virtual conference. This is due to ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic, and our commitment to ensuring that Whakamanawa is as inclusive as possible, keeping your health and safety, and that of the hapori you work with, central. This was a difficult decision to make, but we trust you will understand. We can now give you absolute certainty that you will be able to attend the National Social Services Conference next year, which we are very excited about. Because of this change, we have decided to push the dates of the Conference out a bit, to enable us to plan for bringing you the high-quality experience you expect.
The new dates for Whakamanawa 2022 are Monday 04 April – Wednesday 06 April, 2022.
The Conference will run across each of these three days from 9:15am-12:30pm. We are running the Conference in this way to make it as engaging for you as possible in a virtual environment.
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December 2021 - All SSPA member organisations receive a copy, and if you'd like to order additional copies for your team, visit the SSPA website. Within this issue you'll find a conversation with the Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board about Te Kahu Aroha and the collective focus on prevention to keep all children and whānau safe. There are stories about The Fono's work in Tāmaki Makaurau on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services supporting matua taiohi to reach their full potential. This issue highlights new tools for working with those who need support and measuring outcomes of services.