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Services and support for families and whānau in Christchurch

This report seeks to understand what services, support and information Christchurch families and whānau need to build resilience and aid in their psychosocial recovery from the earthquakes.

It also focuses on identifying the most effective channels, access points and referral pathways...

We're now called Superu

From 1 December 2014, the Families Commission started operating as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short.

We still have a focus on families and whanau. We are making the change because it better reflects HOW we do what we do. In early 2014, the legislation...

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

The Families Commission has released its briefing to the Incoming Minister.

Please note that this document has been proactively released. Redactions made to this document have been made consistent with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.


Multiple factors at play in family violence

The Families Commission welcomes the release of the report ‘Measuring the Economic Costs of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand’ as another opportunity to highlight the significant toll family violence takes on our society.

Families Commissioner Jo-anne Wilkinson says...

Interim Families Commissioner appointed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced that Jo-anne Wilkinson has been appointed as interim Families Commissioner and Chair of the Families Commission Board.

“I’m delighted that Ms Wilkinson has agreed to take on the role while we look for a permanent appointment.


GUiNZ Vulnerability Report

Early identification of vulnerable children: Growing Up in New Zealand Report exploring vulnerability

The Chief Executive of the Families Commission says the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) report released today is the first step towards developing a greater understanding of...

Building a better understanding of how families and whānau are faring in New Zealand

The Families Commission/SuPERU is consulting on draft frameworks to measure and monitor family and whānau wellbeing to see how they are faring over time.

The frameworks feature in this second annual Families and Whānau...

Growing Up in New Zealand Report provides unique insights into contemporary NZ families

The Families Commission welcomes the latest Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) report released today which provides a unique insight into the critical first 1000 days of approximately 7,000 children and their families.

Growing Up in New Zealand is the country's largest, and most...

Meaningful action needed on child abuse and domestic violence

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes says the People’s Report released today confirms what we already know about the impacts of domestic violence.

"The report demonstrates the importance of quality relationship education in schools, which has been shown to be a primary prevention factor...

Appointment to the Families Commission

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced the appointment of Mr Haami Piripi to the board of the Families Commission.

Mr Piripi is a former Chief Executive of the Maori Language Commission, and is nearing completion of his third term as Chair of Te Runanga O Te Rarawa....

Last update: 23 Jun 2017