Children, Families, and the State: Seminar Two

Series examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, around families' and children's involvement in the child welfare system.

Children, Families, and the State: Seminar Two

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20 September 2019 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 20th Sep 2019 12:30pm 20th Sep 2019 1:30pm

Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1)

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Please join us for the second of a three-part seminar series examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, prior to, during and after families’ and children’s involvement in the child welfare system.

Seminar Two will discuss the current state climate and how recent policy changes—such as the integration of Tiriti o Waitangi and Children’s Rights into the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act—will impact ‘business-as-usual.’ A particular focus on multiple aspects of service delivery that determine which children enter care, such as how and which whānau are identified for early intervention/prevention or considered part of the child welfare system, social worker training and autonomy, the Family Court, interactions between state institutions and non-profit support services, and regional diversity in iwi’s involvement, will help to shed light on the ambiguity these legislative changes have introduced into the role of state as children’s care providers.

Speakers

  • Paula Tesoriero, Disability Commissioner
  • Tania Blythe Williams, Family Court Lawyer (Ngāti Pukenga, Te Arawa (Tapuika and Waitaha)
  • Erin Judge, Oranga Tamariki, Chief Legal Officer
  • David Hanna, Wesley Community Action, Director