Auckland Council work on family, whānau and sexual violence






Working together to achieve whānau wellbeing in Waitematā

In 2016, Auckland Council supported a project exploring how to increase community-led primary prevention of family and sexual violence. The project was a collaboration between the Waitākere, North Shore and Rodney family violence networks, central government and local government. The project used a co-design approach. It took a strengths-based approach and specifically focused on the factors that protect against violence. The project report, executive summary, model, project process and protective factors cards are available from the Clearinghouse library.

Tāmaki Makaurau - E Tu: Auckland’s Collective Action Plan

In August 2015, a collective action plan on family, whānau and sexual violence in Auckland was released. The plan is available for download:

Tāmaki Makaurau - E Tu: Working together to end violence in Auckland
(PDF, 1 MB)

Tāmaki Makaurau - E Tu: Working together to end violence in Auckland (Word, 1.2 MB)

A message from Auckland Council is below:

"The Auckland Plan has a vision for Auckland to become the world's most liveable city. To achieve this vision, the Auckland plan acknowledges that family, whānau and sexual violence must be addressed. It recognises that Auckland is a highly complex, disparate, multi-ethnic environment that requires a unique strategy to address family, whānau and sexual violence in a cohesive and co-ordinated manner.

This document sets out our strategic approach to addressing violence in Auckland and a series of collective actions that can be started now. Since early 2014, we have been working on the development of this plan. A number of groups were established to support this including Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi Sector caucuses, a Pacific Working Group, a Refugee and Migrant Stakeholder Group and a Disability Stakeholder Group. At various time specific consultations were held with sexual violence services, the Te Rito Network Co-ordinators, women's groups, young people, members of the Rainbow community and members of the older people’s community. The Tangata Whenua Sector Caucus developed a framework to support this plan and the Pacific Working Group have also developed a supporting strategy. On 13 May 2015, representatives from central government, the family, whānau and sexual violence sector, Auckland Council and the community met to discuss and develop ideas for collective action to prevent violence in Auckland.

This work builds on the decades of work led by the domestic, family, whānau and sexual violence sector and utilises the principles of Collective Impact. Collective Impact recognises that in order to tackle complex problems we need to ensure organisations and communities work collectively and collaboratively.

We know that there is no silver bullet and we know that no one agency can solve this issue alone. This plan is a partnership between Central Government, the domestic, family, whānau and sexual violence sectors, Auckland Council and Auckland communities.

Please note this is a living document and will be regularly updated."

Information on earlier work in 2012 and 2013 is available from the links below.

Auckland Regional Networking Meetings - family, whānau and sexual violence

11 December 2013, Western Springs   Click here for information

28 February 2013, Mangere   Click here for information

10 September 2012, Western Springs   Click here for information

Auckland Regional Hui on Family and Sexual Violence Prevention 

2 March 2012, Orakei Marae   Click here for information


Introduction to Auckland Council workshop

24 October 2012, Three Kings   Click here for information