Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is a national body representing some 200 community organisations working with at-risk children and young people and with families, whānau and communities. We are a registered charity and incorporated society.
Support, influence, information
Timely analysis of law and policy changes and what they could mean for your organisation
A credible voice speaking to government and decision makers
Professional development through our best-practice workshops
Annual Conference bringing together sector leaders and practitioners, government ministers and senior officials.
A strong advocate on matters of concern to member organisations
Access to a community of people and organisations doing similar work.
Membership is open to NGO service providers funded by government and approved under sections 396 or 403 of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989.
Associate membership is open to any other service provider with a government contract and approved by the SSPA national executive.
What we stand for
Vision: A vibrant and strong social service sector
Mission: A hub of expertise supporting capability and performance of social service providers
Principles: Te Tiriti of Waitangi. Social justice. Best practice. Transparency and accountability. Partnership and consultation.
Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020
Summary of the SSPA Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020
Practical - We develop a service to provide members with access to expertise on operational matters.
Value - Members see real value-add in the information and resources available from SSPA.
Growth - We increase the number of members and the diversity of membership.
Funding - SSPA has diverse and sustainable funding.
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Annual Report. 2015 – 2016
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Annual Report. 2014 – 2015
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Financial Statements for year ending June 2016
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Financial Statements for year ending June 2015
Rules and Policy
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Rules (as amended September 2015)
SSPA Complaints Policy SSPA Complaints Policy (amended February 2017)