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9 December 2016

On Thursday 08 December, the Ministry provided the following to media in response to allegations it does not take the welfare of its staff suffering family violence seriously, despite including Domestic Violence in its Special Leave provisions.

21 November 2016

Work and Income found there was an error in some people’s Accommodation Supplement payments. Some people were overpaid, and others were underpaid.

3 November 2016

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle, and Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive, Gráinne Moss, today announced that MSD has opened a consultation process with staff, sharing an outline of the proposed organisational structures for both MSD and the new agency.

19 October 2016

To be attributed to Murray Edridge, Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive:

6 October 2016

The Ministry of Social Development today announced four new sites for delivery of the intensive home visitation programme Family Start.

28 September 2016

Today is National Social Workers’ Day. It’s a day to celebrate Social Workers and what they do every day to improve the lives of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children.