The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for Family Violence and Sexual Violence Service Providers covers a number of areas of work.
The June 2018 update provides news about MSD's sexual violence service development and the new work programme on family violence services.
The update includes:
- Safe to talk – He pai ki te korero has had its offical launch. Posters are now available to promote the helpline. For more information see the FAQ for service providers.
- As part of the Government's 2018 budget, $76.157 million of additional funding over four years was announced to support MSD-funded family violence services for victims, perpetrators and their families. See MSD news for more information.
- Progress continues on the new work programme to strengthen family violence services. Meetings have been held with service providers to gather feedback. The next step will be a confidential survey sent to providers who deliver family violence services. After that, the Government intends to work with communities and the sector to co-design a funding strategy. For more information see MSD's website on the work programme or find out how providers can get involved.
- The Sexual Harm Crisis Support Service Guidelines have been updated based on the first review. All contracted service providers should have received an updated version and the new Reporting Guide. According to the update, "The key changes are the removal of the Transition clause, reference to any Individual Client Level Data (ICLD) and a new Client Feedback template."
- Malatest International has met with MSD-funded sexual violence providers and provided a draft report to the Ministry for review. Te Ohaakii a Hine-National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST) Tauiwi Caucus and Malatest International have held workshops about the evaluation findings and to discuss next steps. Malatest is still conducting a Specialist Sexual Harm Services: Annual Workforce Survey.
- The Government is holding public hui across the country to get feedback on the government’s approach to investing in social wellbeing and the protection and use of personal information. You can also provide feedback through two online surveys on Investing for social wellbeing and Data protection and use.
For more information
Read all past updates and sign up to receive future updates on the MSD website. For questions about sexual violence service development email CI_Sexual_Violence_Services@msd.govt.nz and about the family violence work programme contact Family_Violence_CPP@msd.govt.nz
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Submitted on Tue, 2018-06-19 12:28