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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.

18 August 2016

To be attributed to Ministry of Social Development Deputy Chief Executive Social Housing Nic Blakeley

18 August 2016

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Brendan Boyle says that the Cabinet’s decision to establish a new department is the best way to deliver a new operating model that will support better outcomes for New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and young people.

28 July 2016

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