Changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act. How do we respond?
A joint-venture capacity development programme of SSPA and NZCCSS
Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic this programme has experienced significant delays. We have restarted this project and will be providing updated details as we can. Thank you for your patience.
There will be two programmes intended for Oranga Tamariki contracted service providers and they are being funded by Oranga Tamariki.
The programmes will focus on training on the new obligations arising from the changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 relating to Section 65 A to 65 Q Information sharing for child wellbeing, and Section 7AA improving outcomes for tamariki Māori.
You will be aware that these new legislative requirements will have significant impact on all social service organisations working with children and families and the way they deliver their services. The training programmes are intended to assist you, your staff and your organisation to respond proactively to these changes in a series of collaborative interactive workshops. The programmes are:
- Tiaki Tamariki : Whakamana Whanau. This is intended to develop the capability of non-kaupapa Māori organisations to foster the skills, practices and structures that will support the achievement of improved outcomes for Tamariki Māori. It will consist of a series of four one-day workshops to be provided over the coming twelve months.
- Good Information Sharing for child wellbeing programme will assist you and others in your region to build our collective expertise in information sharing during a number of regional workshops in September 2020
The first step is to let you know about these programmes and then to train two sets of trainees who will deliver these workshops in their regions.
Tū Rangatira Governance Hui - Late July 2020
Tiaki Tamariki: Whakamana Whanau programme starts with a series of governance hui, Tū Rangatira, that will inspire leadership to commit their organisations and resources in response to changes to the Act introduced in July 2019 focused on improving outcomes for tamariki Māori. Two hui were held in Wellington and Auckland at the end of July 2020. At each hui powerpoint presentation was made which can slides for which can be found here.
Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau 2-day Train the trainer Workshop - October
The purpose of this workshop is to prepare a team of skilled trainers, familiar with te ao Māori, to deliver a series of four workshops in the nine regions initially selected. These trainers will have strong histories of successfully supporting tamariki Māori and their whanau and have good connections to mana whenua within the areas where they will be delivering the training. The Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau programme is focused on supporting Oranga Tamariki funded providers to respond to Section 7AA by taking a whole-of-organisation approach.
Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau Regional Workshops - November 2020 to June 2021
The Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau programme is focused on supporting Oranga Tamariki funded providers to respond to Section 7AA by taking a whole-of-organisation approach. A series of four workshops in nine regions across Te Ika-a-Māui.
Good Information Sharing-Train the Trainer 1-day workshop - Mid August
This programme starts with a ‘train the trainer’ workshop. It is intended to prepare local champions to deliver the good information sharing for child wellbeing programme with the managers and frontline staff of NGO social service providers and Oranga Tamariki in their regions. We are seeking staff who are interested in good information sharing and experienced in facilitation or training to put themselves forward for the ‘train the trainer’ programme. We are now calling for expressions of interest to become a trainer in your region.
Good Information Sharing Regional Workshops -September to October
The half day workshop will support the implementation of the information sharingThe half day workshop will support the implementation of the information sharingprovisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into force on 1 July 2019. It is aninteractive session that aims to promote good information sharing practice acrossprofessionals in the child welfare and protection.
The workshop is open to front line staff as well as supervisors and managers fromboth NGOs and Oranga Tamariki and aims to:
• support consistent understanding of the information sharing requirements
• help build strong regional connections.