Good Information Sharing for Child Wellbeing

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Covid-19 update: With level 2 restrictions continuing nationwide and the tighter restrictions on gatherings in the Auckland area we are still to confirm the dates of some of our workshops, particularly in Auckland.  We would encourage you to continue to register so that we have the ability to keep you up to date with the future schedule and we will update this page as we are able.  In order to maintain social distancing in some of the venues it may be required that you bring your own hard service to write on as tables may not be available.  Kia kaha.

Learning Outcomes

Introductory knowledge of the information sharing provisions, how it works in practice and how to respond.

  • Increased capability in NGOs to use the information sharing provisions that promote good information sharing practice that enhances positive outcomes for tamariki and whānau
  • Understanding of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 legislation and awareness of the information sharing guidance for the sector
  • Understanding of responsibilities for and application of good information sharing provisions within their organisation
  • Increased collaboration and introducing the idea of regional communities of practice

By the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Locate the appropriate provisions to share information in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, the Privacy Act 2018 and the Family Violence Act 2018
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legislation and the ambiguity that will be evident in putting it in practice
  • Describe the principles of the Privacy Act and in DPUP and how they relate to working with others when sharing information
  • Identify what information needs to be shared, with whom and in what situations
  • Explain how they respond to different information requests as illustrated during group activities, case scenarios and evaluation exercises
  • Explain who they can request information from and under what circumstances
  • Describe their obligation to consult with tamariki where appropriate and practicable and assess the implications of that in decision-making
  • Identify good information sharing practice and organisational system changes required

Registrations are now open – check your region and the date for your local workshop.  Workshops will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm and morning tea will be provided.  We will also be sending out confirmation emails closer to the date with venue addresses as well as some electronic materials relevant to the workshop.

Please make registrations through the following Eventbrite link and select the regional workshop you would like to attend by selecting the ticket type.  Some of the workshops have reached capacity but you are welcome to join waiting lists for those workshops by emailing your details through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  Kaitaia - Wednesday 23rd September - Far North REAP

Whangarei - Wednesday 16th September - Barge Showgrounds - (At Capacity)

Dargaville - Thursday 17th September - Lighthouse Function Centre, Dargaville Museum

Auckland (West) - Thursday October 15th* - Venue TBC

Auckland (North) - Wednesday October 21st* - Venue TBC

Auckland (Otahuhu) - Tuesday October 20th* - ATWC

Auckland (South) - Wednesday October 14th* - Venue TBC - (At Capacity)

Hamilton - Thursday 17th September - Wintec - (At Capacity)

Rotorua - Tuesday 22nd September - Cascades Room, Holiday Inn - (At Capacity)

New Plymouth - Wednesday 16th September - Plymouth International - (At Capacity)

Hastings - Thursday 24th September - Wine Country Motel

Palmerston North - Thursday 17th September - Awapuni racecourse - (At Capacity)

Porirua - Monday 14th September - Te Rauparaha Arena

Wellington - Wednesday 16th September - St Johns in the City

Nelson - Wednesday 16th September - Greenmeadows Centre - (At Capacity)

Greymouth - Date TBC - Venue TBC

Christchurch - Wednesday 9th September - Aldersgate Centre - (At Capacity)

Timaru - Friday 18th September - Caroline Bay Tearooms - (At Capacity)

Dunedin - Thursday 17th September - Kakapo Room, Otago Museum - (At Capacity)

  *still in process of confirmation