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28 July 2016

Child, Youth and Family General Manager Operations, Kay Read calls for the McLean whānau to bring children out of hiding.

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.

5 July 2016

In August 2016 the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will commence its national office relocation to The Terrace.

5 July 2016

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is relocating its national office as part of a wider government property project that is forecasted to save the Government over $333 million in rent and other costs, MSD chief executive Brendan Boyle announced today.

4 July 2016

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is disputing aspects of a WorkSafe prosecution relating to the murder of two of its Ashburton staff after pleading guilty to a charge under section 50 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act.

3 June 2016

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is continuing to offer a community presence to make sure people in Auckland without a place to stay are getting the help they need.

19 May 2016

The Government has announced funding for 3000 emergency housing places per year, allocating $41.1 million over the next 4 years for both contracted emergency housing providers and a new emergency housing grant which will be available from September 2016.

18 May 2016

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Justice Minister Amy Adams have today announced that Budget 2016 will invest $46 million of funding over four years to better support victims and help prevent sexual abuse.

16 May 2016

Statement by Child, Youth and Family General Manager Operations, Kay Read.