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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.

19 April 2016

This data hui is the third in the series convened by Statistics New Zealand, Treasury, and the Ministry of Social Development.

12 April 2016

The Minister is seeking expressions of interest to consider an appointment as a member of the Superu Board. Applications close 5.00pm Friday 22 April 2016.

11 April 2016

The Ministry is now consulting on the new information sharing agreement for the Youth Service.

7 April 2016

The Government has announced major state care reforms and a complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family to improve the long-term life outcomes for our most vulnerable population.

7 April 2016

The Government has announced major state care reforms and a complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family to improve the long-term life outcomes for our most vulnerable population.

7 April 2016

MSD Chief Executive Brendan Boyle welcomed the release of the Final Report of the Expert Panel - Investing in New Zealand’s Children and Their Families.

1 April 2016

From 1 April 2016 benefit rates for families with dependent children are increasing by $25 a week after tax. As well, additional Childcare Assistance is available to help parents work or take up education and training. Read more on the Work and Income website.

17 March 2016

The Government is pleased to announce that following the close of Expressions of Interest four respondents have been invited to participate in the Request for Proposal stage for the transfer of approximately 1124 Tauranga and 348 Invercargill Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZ) properties and tenancies to registered community housing providers.

8 March 2016

Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive Service Delivery Ruth Bound says people can expect delays in frontline services over the next few days.

7 March 2016

Murray Edridge, DCE Ministry of Social Development has today announced the appointment of Robyn Scott to the position of Director, Ministry of Youth Development.

2 March 2016

More emergency housing will be provided in Auckland through a new short-term housing response for vulnerable families and individuals.

1 March 2016

New research on adult gang members and their children’s contact with Ministry of Social Development service lines.