COVID-19 Information and Resources for the Social Service Sector

Trusted information sources:

The main government portal on COVID-19: 

For the latest information from the Ministry of Health:

Ministry of Social Development information on social services and support for providers: 

Oranga Tamariki detailed information about support for caregivers and for providers: 

Oranga Tamariki information and resources for partners:

Information for employers, workers and essential services: 

Information on preventing and responding to family, whānau and sexual violence during COVID-19 from Ngā Wai a te Tūī Māori and Indigenous Research Centre and the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse:

Doing social work online

SSPA Bulletin - information for the social service sector:

Bulletin Four, 6 April read it here
Bulletin Three, 1 April read it here
Bulletin Two, 27 March read it here
Bulletin One, 25 March read it here

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Workshops and Training:

Rethinking service delivery: facilitated by Dr Emily Keddell
The COVID-19 lockdown is challenging us to think about new ways to work with children and families.  Bring along your ideas and thoughts to a facilitated discussion led by Dr Emily Keddell of Otago University’s social work school. 

Held Thursday 2 April
Click here for the powerpoint presentation by Dr Emily Keddell