Capability Development Programme



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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Tū Rangatira Governance Hui - Late July  

Tiaki Tamariki: Whakamana Whanau programme starts with a series of three 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. The hui will be held in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and are aimed at governance and their senior management. Each hui will consist of a two hour presentation followed by a light dinner to allow for discussion and networking.  As catering will be provided at these hui registering is essential and registrations can be made through Eventbrite using the below links. 

Christchurch - Tuesday 28th of July - 


Wellington - Wednesday 29th of July - 


Auckland - Thursday 30th of July - 


Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau 2-day Train the trainer Workshop- September

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.


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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.