We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

We’re working towards this through providing:

  • care and protection of vulnerable children and young people
  • employment, income support and superannuation services
  • funding to community service providers
  • social policy and advice to government
  • student allowances and loans
  • social housing assessments.

What's new

27 July 2016

CYF calls for McLean whānau to bring children out of hiding.

21 July 2016

The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt.

15 July 2016

The Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive's annual expenses are available to view online now.

15 July 2016

Public submissions are invited for the Social Services Select Committee’s consideration of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill.

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