SSPA submission on CYPF Bill

Early this afternoon SSPA chair Shane Murdoch and I attended the select committee hearing to present the SSPA submission on the the Children, Young Persons and their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill. The Bill proposes the most far-reaching changes to child care and protection since CYF was set up in 1999 so this was a very important submission.

World Social Work Day

A reminder that 21 March is World Social Work Day – a day to celebrate our social workers, whether it’s with a morning tea or a get-together to talk about lives turned around, thanks to a social worker.

Client data

I have met with the Privacy Commissioner, who is conducting an inquiry into MSD’s proposed contract requirement that providers share identifiable data on clients. There has been a large response to their survey – thanks to those of you who responded. 

Our submission on the CYPF Bill

We will be sending in our submission today to the Select Committee considering this important Bill which is proposing significant changes to the CYPF Act.

Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration in action: SSPA Conference 2017

This year's conference is for all those working in social services, whether as practitioners, administrators, researchers or policy makers. Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration in Action is at Te Papa on 4 and 5 September.