The Government has announced the establishment of a new standalone "Social Investment Agency" and Social...

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The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill passed its first reading in Parliament with unanimous...

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The latest government family and sexual violence work programme update announced that a new multi-agency...

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The It’s not OK Campaign has developed a package to support hairdressers, barbers and beauticians to...

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Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced an independent review of the Ministry of Social...

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Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is a Pacific Family Violence Training Programme on culturally appropriate responses...

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High school students, advocates and academics are continuing to call for mandatory education in schools...

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The Backbone Collective has released its first "watchdog report," focused on the Family Court.

The...

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High Court Judge Mathew Downs has ordered a retrial of a man who had charges of breaching the Harmful...

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The Privacy Commissioner has published his report examining the Ministry of Social Development's (MSD)...

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New Zealand Police have published a final report summarising how the Police responded to recommendations...

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The Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki began operating on 1 April 2017.

The new...

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Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, Tīwhanawhana Trust and RainbowYOUTH have produced a resource to provide support and...

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Welcome to the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Message from the Co-Directors

"Family violence is a long-standing and complex problem. It has contributing factors from multiple levels of society. Family violence is preventable, however this will require long-term commitment and sustained action across many sectors. Along the way, we will continue to need high quality responses to those who have experienced violence, and those who have perpetrated it.  

Given both the complexity and the urgency of the problem, there is a critical need to ensure that we respond based on the best available information and evidence. This can save time and resources from being spent on activities that are detrimental, or ineffective.

Information and evidence in the field is still emerging. Further research investment is required as we continue to work toward answers. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a platform for accessible, high quality information about what is currently known, and an ‘institutional memory’ for what has been tried in the past."

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
School of Population Health School of Nursing
University of Auckland University of Auckland
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