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New research raises important questions about Kiwi kids

Superu (formerly the Families Commission) welcomes the release of the latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study.

Knowledge Exchange Forums

From time to time, Superu holds Knowledge Exchange Forums to help decision-makers to better understand how to tackle social problems.

Intimate partner violence and the workplace

This Issues Paper, by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, aims to raise awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) as a matter that has serious implications for the workplace.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Last update: 18 Jun 2018