In July 2017, Cabinet confirmed its decision to disestablish Superu. As a result, some of our key work programmes have been delegated or transferred to other agencies, effective from 1 November 2017.
Families and Whānau Status Report and associated work programme
This has now been delegated for delivery by the Ministry of Social Development. Former Superu staff involved with this work programme – Eric Krassoi-Peach and Kahukore Baker – are now working at the Ministry. Information about the work programme, including all research and publications completed so far, is still available on our website.
Management of the contract for Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) and the Superu Children and Families Research Fund
This has been transferred to the Ministry of Social Development. Ella Myftari from Superu has also transferred to the Ministry. Information about the work programme, including all research and publications done so far, is still available on our website.
Management of the contract for the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
This has been transferred to the Ministry of Justice, where you can contact Anton Youngman, Manager - Evidence and Investment.
So, what’s left at Superu?
Plenty! We continue to support Len Cook, the Families Commissioner and Chair of the Superu Board, as he advocates for the wellbeing of families and whānau.
We’ll also continue our work with the broader social services sector around evaluation planning and using evidence.
It’s an interesting and challenging time for the social sector, and we’ll be working hard to keep families at the forefront of the discussion.