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Essential child and family services miss out on financial relief

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) has welcomed the Budget’s focus on helping our most vulnerable families through improved access to primary health services, the additional learning support programme, and the focus on social housing. The much-needed funding boost for family violence services is also to be welcomed. But the Budget bypasses essential and intensive community-based child and family services which are in urgent need of more funding.

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SSPA welcomes consultation on data use

SSPA welcomes the consultation with NGO on the use of data to improve decision-making for social services and has prepared a briefing paper to assist members.

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Deep flaw in report-back on social worker registration

Social Service Providers Aotearoa says the select committee’s report on mandatory social worker registration fails to meet the Bill’s fundamental objectives of safeguarding the public and protecting the integrity of the social work profession.

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Social workers and pay equity

Oranga Tamariki social workers’ pay equity claim is a positive move for the profession. It demands a funding increase so NGOs can attract social workers to deliver community-based social services. 

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Missing piece in social worker registration bill

Social Service Providers Aotearoa has told the social services select committee that some changes are necessary if the Bill on mandatory social worker registration is to achieve its purpose.

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