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Social Services

Social Services offers a range of free support services.

All services are provided in order to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people, and their families/whānau.


WHĀNAU AT RISK

Support to children, young people and their families/whānau who are affected by Family Violence.


VISION

That children, young people and their families/whānau feel safe and are able to recognise when and how to seek help and to enhance life outcomes for children & young people.


STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

is for Children, Young people and their families/whānau who need support from more than one agency:

It brings together the family/whānau and all the agencies that have a part to play in helping the family/whānau achieve its desired outcomes.

It is a structured, early intervention, family/ whānau-centred process.


OUTCOME:

The health, education and social outcomes for children, young people and their families/whānau are improved through Strengthening Families. As a result, everyone feels stronger, more connected to and supported by their communities.


SOCIAL WORKER IN SCHOOLS

To provide social work support for vulnerable children in years one to eight (5-12) and their family/whānau. The service is only available to children that attend:

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa

  • Tiaho Primary

  • Wairoa College

  • Wairoa Primary

  • Frasertown School

VISION

To enhance life outcomes for children and young people whose social and family circumstances place them at risk of not achieving positive social and health outcomes.

  • Reduced offending

  • Family independence

  • Strong families connected

  • Reduced abuse and neglect

  • Support and networking pathways established

To assist Children, young people and their families/whānau with specific concerns that are affecting the child or young person’s safety, wellbeing and/or the family/whānau ability to manage their lives.

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