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: SSPA is a centre of excellence that enhances the capability and quality of social service providers
Our Strategic Plan 2021 - 23
You can read SSPA’s full Strategic Plan 2021-23 here.
Annual Reports and Financial Statements
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Performance Report 2019-2020
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Peformance Report. 2018-2019
Rules and Policy
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Rules (as amended November 2018)
Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Complaints Policy (amended February 2017)