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Social Service Providers Aotearoa Reacts To Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:01 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA), the national peak body for community-based social service providers, says that several Budget 2022 investments will help children, rangatahi and whānau, and investing in changes to how social services are commissioned ... More >>

SSPA Welcomes Te Aorerekura To Guide Collective Journey Towards Safe Whānau And Communities

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 12:55 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA), the national membership-based organisation representing over 200 community-based social service organisations, is welcoming Te Aorerekura, The National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence ... More >>

Budget ’21 A Step In The Right Direction But NGO Social Services Face Ongoing Funding Gap

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:22 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA), the membership-based organisation representing over 200 NGO social service organisations, says that Budget 2021 is a step in the right direction for children and whānau most in need, but more is needed for both ... More >>

SSPA Begins A New Chapter With Appointment Of Dr Claire Achmad As Chief Executive

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 9:48 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Chief Executive, Dr Claire Achmad. “Claire brings with her a vast amount of experience and knowledge and I am excited for the future of SSPA under her guidance,” ... More >>

SSPA Response To Budget 2020: Budget Helps Families But Fails To Meet Funding Shortfall

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:48 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

The community social services sector is welcoming the large Budget investment in jobs, training, emergency relief and public housing. This will assist families and community recovery for years to come. However, the Budget announcements fall short ... More >>

$630 million funding shortfall for social services

Monday, 2 September 2019, 12:59 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

The government is underfunding social service providers delivering services that are essential to the wellbeing of New Zealand children, families, whānau and communities by an estimated $630 million a year, an independent study has found. More >>

Budget needs to close the community social worker pay gap

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 2:47 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social workers employed by community organisations are hoping next week’s wellbeing budget will help bridge the pay gap with their colleagues in Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children. More >>

Deep flaw in report-back on social worker registration

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:45 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

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. More >>

Time to set a new direction around data

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:20 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social service providers have welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, that the previous government’s requirement for community organisations to forward personal data on their clients will be scrapped. More >>

SSPA Briefing to New Ministers

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:01 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) national manager Brenda Pilott says the Labour-led Government presents some real opportunities for non-profit organisations contracted to work with vulnerable children, young people and families. More >>

Social Service Providers welcome change of focus

Friday, 20 October 2017, 9:08 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) national manager Brenda Pilott has welcomed the incoming Labour – NZ First – Green government in which all parties have stated their commitment to improving how government works with community organisations. More >>

Beyond Boundaries: SSPA Conference 2017

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:15 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is holding its Annual Conference at Te Papa, Wellington, on Monday and Tuesday, 4 and 5 September. More >>

Social Worker Registration Costs a Concern

Friday, 18 August 2017, 11:01 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa national manager Brenda Pilott has welcomed the Social Worker Registration Bill being referred to a select committee. The Bill had its first reading on the last sitting day of Parliament. More >>

Mandatory registration needs government support

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:32 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Mandatory registration for social workers, recently announced by Minister Anne Tolley, is supported by Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) but there are practical matters that need to be addressed to make it viable for the not-for-profit sector. More >>

Systems and resources need to match ambitions

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 11:51 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

SSPA’s submission on the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill is being presented to the select committee today by the organisation’s chair Shane Murdoch and national manager Brenda Pilott. More >>

Care of vulnerable children at the heart of SSPA conference

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 12:33 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Some 150 social and community workers have gathered in Christchurch for the annual conference of Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA), being held on 27 and 28 October. More >>

MSD called on to reverse decision

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:47 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is calling on the Ministry of Social Development to reverse its decision to can the NGO Study Awards for social workers. More >>

Challenges for new Ministry for Vulnerable Children

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:13 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa welcomes the certainty provided by the Minister’s announcement today of the role of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children and the timeline to establish it. More >>

NZCCSS Vulnerability Report Highlights Pressure on Community

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:43 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa shares the concerns of the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) that the community-based social services sector is under pressure. More >>

Care report highlights improvements needed in restructure

Monday, 20 June 2016, 10:08 am | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa welcomes and supports the State of Care 2016 report from the Commissioner for Children. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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