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Unions ratify landmark pay equity agreement

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:27 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Union members have ratified a landmark agreement signed by their union leaders on Monday 17 July 2017, with the Ministries of Social Development and Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. More >>

MSD Deputy Chief Executive steps aside from duties

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:14 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation. More >>

Ministry welcomes State of Care report

Monday, 15 May 2017, 8:54 am | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki welcomes the report of the Children’s Commissioner assessing the state of care in secure residences. More >>

Launch of VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai connects children in care

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 1:07 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Launch of VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai connects children in care and amplifies their voices Source: Ministry of Social Development -- Care experienced children and young people are celebrating the official 1 April launch of VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai, their independent ... More >>

Aroha for children is vital

Monday, 6 March 2017, 10:29 am | Ministry of Social Development

Loving foster carers fill this void for children and young people every day-it changes lives. On Foster Care Awareness Week, 5-11 March, we honour them for this incredible gift. More >>

Young people in care choose a name for advocacy service

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 9:40 am | Ministry of Social Development

Children and young people are helping shape the future of New Zealand’s care system, by choosing the name VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai, for their new independent connection and advocacy service. More >>

Those needing help with housing urged to get in touch

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 5:19 pm | Ministry of Social Development

"The holiday season is something we all look forward to, but I also know it can be a particularly stressful time for those in need of a place to stay," says Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive for Housing Scott Gallacher. More >>

Ministry releases key social housing sector information

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 4:32 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The strategy brings together data on the nature and demand for social housing; detail on the many ways the ministry can work with providers; and where - by June 2020 -the Ministry anticipates we’ll need to secure more places. More >>

Clarification regarding post-quake support helplines

Friday, 18 November 2016, 4:24 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Further to yesterday's announcement it may be useful to clarify the purpose of the two 0800 numbers the Government has announced. More >>

Family Start service strengthened by addition of 4 new sites

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 2:30 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development today announced four new sites for delivery of the intensive home visitation programme Family Start. More >>

Statement on WorkSafe High Court decision

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 11:57 am | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development can confirm it has received a copy of the court judgment in the WorkSafe case following the Ashburton tragedy. More >>

Ministry of Social Development relocates national office

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:29 am | Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development relocates national office The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is relocating its national office as part of a wider government property project that is forecasted to save the Government over $333 million in rent ... More >>

MSD makes its services ‘cheap as’ for clients

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:01 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has removed cost as a factor for its clients to access its services off any digital device on a mobile network, by providing “Cheap As Data.” More >>

Ministry of Social Development working with the community

Friday, 3 June 2016, 2:59 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is continuing to offer a community presence to make sure people in Auckland without a place to stay are getting the help they need. More >>

MyMSD puts clients in the driving seat

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:16 am | Ministry of Social Development

Fifty thousand people have already signed up to MyMSD, the Ministry of Social Development’s new online service which is making it faster and easier for its clients to get the services they need. More >>

Quake counselling available to those who need it

Monday, 15 February 2016, 2:14 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Quake counselling available to those who need it People needing counselling support in the wake of the latest earthquake in Christchurch will be able to get it, says General Manager Community Outcomes and Services, Susan Kosmala. In the light of Sunday’s ... More >>

Changes to Ministry of Youth Development announced

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:57 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has completed its consultation with staff and is able to confirm the new structure of the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) which will take effect in April 2016. More >>

Review of Practice for Sexual Exploitation of Adolescents

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Social Development

The Minister for Social Development has released the Chief Social Worker’s Review of Practice for Sexual Exploitation of Vulnerable Adolescents in Auckland, the findings of a review into the involvement of Child, Youth and Family with the young people ... More >>

Transition for Relationships Aotearoa clients underway

Monday, 8 June 2015, 2:33 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Transition planning for Relationships Aotearoa clients underway Social Development Ministry Deputy Chief Executive Murray Edridge is confident that Relationships Aotearoa clients will be well served with Stand and other providers supporting the transition. ... More >>

Transition plan great solution for RA clients and staff

Friday, 5 June 2015, 3:53 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive Murray Edridge says transferring Relationships Aotearoa staff to Stand Children’s Services offers the best solution for a smooth transition. More >>

 

 

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