Family Violence

Family violence has been a key priority area for Superu since 2005.  We are working to increase the quality, relevance and quantity of evidence on family violence and how families can become more resilient. We disseminate our evidence to people working across the social sector so that they can make better and more informed decisions which can improve the wellbeing of New Zealand’s communities, families and whānau.


Current levels of family violence in New Zealand are unacceptably high. Evidence from Superu shows that strong, well-functioning and non-violent relationships are the foundation of resilient families and whānau.


Get evidence

You can find a wide range of research and reports on issues related to family violence and family resilience on the Hub, which is our online portal of evidence from across the public sector.


Superu and Families Commission research on family violence

We have written and commissioned a number of reports on family violence as part of our role of increasing evidence about how families are faring:


New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse publications

Until 1 November 2017, Superu managed the contract for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, the national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence. The contract is now managed on behalf of the Crown by the Ministry of Justice.

Here are some of the Clearinghouse's latest reports and issues papers:

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Last update: 13 Nov 2017