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22 Dec 2017

The Publishing Protocol is for all government agencies carrying out, commissioning or communicating social science research and evaluation. It sets out good practice principles for publishing government social science research and evaluation. It helps ensure that research is published...

Document type: Snapshot
Size: 127.63 KB
14 Dec 2017

Since 2004*, the Families Commission and, more recently, Superu have done a significant amount of research on what works to improve outcomes for families and whanau. Large shares of health, housing, care and protection services are provided by families and whanau, and generally neither...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 270.1 KB
17 Aug 2017

The transition to school is an important milestone for young children with impacts on later outcomes. Transition is more likely to be successful if a preschooler participates in high-quality early childhood education. This includes the amount of time spent reading books at home with...

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 273.23 KB
9 Aug 2017

At the request of the Minister of Justice, Superu commissioned an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots being run in Christchurch and Waikato. The pilots began in July 2016 (Christchurch) and October 2016 (Waikato).

This research was commissioned from...

Document type: Report
Size: 2 MB
27 Jun 2017

The Families and Whānau Status Report 2017 looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society. It's the fifth in a series of annual reports which provide an essential background to any study, process or programme involving social services, and will...

Document type: Report
Size: 2.92 MB
27 Jun 2017

This is part of a suite of reports released as part of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

Multiple disadvantage is measured and conceptualised in...

Document type: Report
Size: 225.33 KB
27 Jun 2017

This is part of a suite of reports released as part of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

To analyse the prevalence and types of disadvantage faced...

Document type: Report
Size: 751.78 KB
27 Jun 2017

This is a summary of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.

The Report looks at the pivotal role that families and whānau hold within our society. It...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 476.12 KB
13 Jun 2017

This 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives.

The main highlight of this paper is that the harm caused by family...

Document type: What Works
Size: 992.49 KB
31 May 2017

Adolescence is a key time when many young people begin to experience romantic and sexual relationships. For some of these young people this time in their life will also include some form of violence and/or abuse in their early relationships, yet most intervention and prevention programmes...

Document type: Report
Size: 359.27 KB
Last update: 19 Jan 2018