CRM Forum for the Children’s Action Plan

ResizedImage200150-cap-whanau2On Thursday the 24th of July, the Children’s Action Plan alongside, Council of Social Services Dunedin, the Ministry of Social Development and Presbyterian Support Otago, are holding a forum to update the wider community on the Children’s Action Plan.

The Children’s Action Plan works alongside the White Paper, providing a framework to show New Zealand what is being done to protect our children and when. Especially our vulnerable children who are at risk. The plan continues to change, evolving  in response to the needs described by the people of New Zealand.

Murray Williams, the Children’s Action Plan Implementation Team Leader, will share the progress of the action plan as well as it’s Children’s Teams especially in regards to strengthening families.

This will be held at Presbyterian Support Otago, Moray Place from 2pm till 3:30pm.
You can add this to your calendar by clicking here.

New Child Poverty Action Group report on child poverty and health

CPAG has issued the first in its Our Children, Our Choice series of policy recommendation papers.

The report is well referenced and makes a compelling case including nine recommendations to significantly improve the health outcomes of children in poverty.

A key aspect of the report is that we are making a choice about the services available to children and it is these choices that lead to child poverty. This may seem obvious to some but it’s a useful reminder that we can choose to do more.

The media release for the report is a useful summary.

The full report is a 32 page PDF.

Our children, our choice: priorities for policy PDF
Our children, our choice: priorities for policy PDF


Feedback on the Government response to the Health Committee’s Inquiry into Improving Child Health Outcomes and Preventing Child Abuse

Consultations Unpacked – Improving Child Health Outcomes and Preventing Child Abuse

Council of Social Services Dunedin (COSSD) and Dunedin Community Law Centre (DCLC) invite you to joins us at a Community Forum.

12pm to 1:30pm on Friday 28 March 2014 at Dunedin Community House

On Thursday 6 March the Government released its response to the Health Committee’s Inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age – a number of you may have submitted to the Inquiry.

130 recommendations were made, and the Government has accepted or accepted in part 109, 14 have been noted and seven not accepted.

You can download a background paper including links to articles and papers: Child_Health_Background.

Feedback and questions will be reported back to the Health Select Committee.