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This report presents the results of a retrospective evaluation of the MFAT/IN NZ funded Protection of Children from Commercial Sexual Exploitation project in Accra in Ghana.
The purpose of the report is to independently assess how well the project was implemented using...
The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better.
Despite families being much smaller, parents being older, mothers being better educated and having much higher employment rates, child poverty has risen significantly since the 1960s. In 1961, 95 percent of children were born to married couples; by 2015 the proportion had fallen to 53...
This report presents the findings of a select committee inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services in New Zealand. The terms of reference were to review:the state of specialist services and determine whether they reflect an integrated approach to service...
The purpose of this review is to support all New Zealanders to make a difference in the lives of our vulnerable children. This report sets out recommendations for a future operating model for Child, Youth and Family (CYF), including the systems, structures and future investments...
In the last few years, predictive risk modelling has been suggested for use in the child welfare environment as an efficient means of targeting preventive resources and improving practitioner decision-making. First raised in the green paper on vulnerable children, then translated into the white paper...
In a well-coordinated and well-resourced child protection system, health staff, child protection workers and forensic specialists should already be collaborating to share information about children and families at risk of harm.
These teams should be responding to the warnings some parents give prior to...
This Guideline, the Family Violence Assessment and Intervention Guideline: Child Abuse & Intimate Partner Violence (2016) replaces the Ministry of Health’s 2002 Family Violence Intervention Guidelines: Child and Partner Abuse. The revision has been informed by contemporary international and national research and health guidelines for...
This special edition of the 'Policy Studies' journal examines performance measurement in social and public policy and public services. Taking a policy instrument perspective the papers in the edition, the articles examine the postitive and negative effects of performance measurement, and what works.