Capability Development Programme


Changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act. How do we respond?

A joint-venture capacity development programme of SSPA and NZCCSS


There will be two programmes intended for Oranga Tamariki contracted service providers and they are being funded by Oranga Tamariki.

The programmes will focus on training on the new obligations arising from the changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 relating to Section 65 A to 65 Q Information sharing for child wellbeing, and Section 7AA improving outcomes for tamariki Māori.

You will be aware that these new legislative requirements will have significant impact on all social service organisations working with children and families and the way they deliver their services. The training programmes are intended to assist you, your staff and your organisation to respond proactively to these changes in a series of collaborative interactive workshops. The programmes are:

  1. Tiaki Tamariki : Whakamana Whanau.  This is intended to develop the capability of non-kaupapa Māori organisations to foster the skills, practices and structures that will support their Māori clients to achieve improved outcomes. It will consist of four one-day workshops to be provided over this calendar year. The first two of these workshops will occur prior to the end of June 2020.
  2. Good Information Sharing for child wellbeing programme will assist you and others in your region to build our collective expertise in information sharing with 11 regional workshops in May/June 2020

The first step is to let you know about these programmes and then to train two sets of trainees who will deliver these workshops.

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Tū Rangatira Governance Hui - 4.00pm-8.00pm early April 

Tiaki Tamariki programme starts with a series of three governance hui, Tū Rangatira, that will inspire leadership to commit their organisations and resources in response to changes to the Act introduced in July 2019. The hui will be held in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and are aimed at governance and their senior management. Each hui will consist of a two hour workshop and dinner.

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Good Information Sharing-Train the Trainer 1-day workshop - Late April

This programme starts with a ‘train the trainer’ workshop. It is intended to prepare local champions to deliver the good information sharing of client data programme for the managers and frontline staff of providers and Oranga Tamariki in their regions. We are seeking staff who are interested in good information sharing and experienced in facilitation or training to put themselves forward for the ‘train the trainer’ programme.

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Click here to view the Expression of Interest document to find out more about applying for the 'train the trainers' workshop


Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau 2-day Train the trainer Workshop- Mid May

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare a team of skilled trainers, familiar with te ao Māori, to deliver a series of four workshops in the nine regions initially selected. These trainers will have strong histories of successfully supporting whanau Māori and have good connections to mana whenua within the areas where they will be delivering the training. The Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau programme is focused on supporting Oranga Tamariki funded providers to respond to Section 7AA by taking a whole-of-organisation approach.