Publication.

Legislation

The key pieces of legislation we manage and administer are:

  • Adoption Act 1955 (operational administration)
  • Adoptions (Intercountry) Act 1997 (operational administration)
  • Adult Adoption Information Act 1985 (operational administration)
  • Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989
  • Children’s Commissioner Act 2003
  • Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999
  • Department of Social Welfare Act 1971
  • Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975 (except Part 2A)
  • Education Act 1989 (Part 25)
  • Employment Services and Income Support Integrated Administration Act 1998
  • Families Commission Act 2003
  • Family Benefits (Home Ownership) Act 1964
  • New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 (Parts 1 and 4 and Schedules 1 and 6)
  • New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006
  • Social Security Act 1964
  • Social Welfare (Transitional Provisions) Act 1990
  • Social Workers Registration Act 2003 

Protecting your rights

The Code Of Conduct For Obtaining Information Under Section 11 Social Security Act 1964 governs the way we can obtain information from the people we help.  It protects confidential relationships and ensures we follow a fair process.