Report on Family Violence Summit and Cabinet paper (April 2017) published

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The Multi Agency Team of the Government's Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme has sent out an update.

The update includes a report on the views from the Family Violence Summit held in June 2017 and associated online survey.

It also includes an April 2017 update to Cabinet’s Social Policy Committee on the work programme of the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

Summit report

The Family Violence Summit was held in Wellington on 7 June 2017. It was attended by 120 people.

The Summit was invitation-based so an online survey was also created to allow anyone to give their views on the four Summit themes or to make a general comment. 87 people responded.

The report Family Violence Summit 2017: Summary of views from the day and online submissions (New Zealand Government, 2017) summarises information from the Summit and the survey under four themes:

  • Helping children and their whānau to live without family violence
  • Kaupapa Māori whānau-centred approaches
  • Taking opportunities to intervene earlier
  • Supporting seniors, people with disabilities and migrant communities

Further information about the Summit, including video of Ministers and keynote speakers, is available on the Ministry of Justice website.

Cabinet paper

The Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence: Progress of the work programme Cabinet paper (April 2017) provides information on:

  • Where we are heading
  • Progress of the Ministerial Group work programme: Integrated Safety Response (ISR) to family violence
  • Progress across the wider work programme
  • Other initiatives and links to related work
  • Our approach to Budget 2017: Focusing on ISR and building the evidence base
  • New governance arrangements to support upcoming deliverables

Related information

The Ministry of Social Development is hosting a roadshow on the new sexual violence helpline in eight towns and cities around New Zealand between 1 and 20 September. For more information see Contract for national sexual violence helpline awarded to Homecare Medical.

Staying up-to-date on the cross-government work programme

Information on the work programme is available on the Ministry of Justice website.

To receive email updates on the Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme, email familyandsexualviolence@justice.govt.nz.

For background information, see the archived updates on the Ministry of Justice website and these previous NZFVC news stories:

Family violence frameworks and mandatory social worker registration launched at summit, June 2017

Update on government Family and Sexual Violence work programme announces new team, April 2017

Ministers to host family violence summit in Wellington, March 2017

Further update on cross-government work programme on family and sexual violence, January 2017

Update on Ministerial Group on Family and Sexual Violence work programme, August 2016