Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ministry publishes Child Protection Policy

The Ministry of Justice has published the finalised version of its Child Protection Policy. The policy has four key principles: The ministry will make sure that all staff whose work involves contact with children are able to identify the signs of potential abuse and neglect and respond ...READ MORE >>

KiwiSaver HomeStart – first report

The HomeStart scheme came into effect 1 April 2015 and replaced the KiwiSaver First Home Deposit Subsidy. It provides grants of up to $10,000 for the purchase of an existing home, and grants of up to $20,000 for the purchase of a newly-built home. Read the first quarterly report from the ...READ MORE >>

Family Resilience

Many families cope successfully with difficult situations and can adapt according to their circumstances. What is it about these families that enables them to cope, and even thrive, despite the odds? This paper looks at the capacity of families to respond and adapt as situations arise. Rather than ...READ MORE >>

Nelson law firm backs mentor scheme

Stevens Orchard Lawyers is now a sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program (BBBS). Margot Harkness, left, and Lee Stevens, right of Stevens Orchard Lawyers with Rachel Saunders, programme director for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The lawyers have become a sponsor of the mentoring ...READ MORE >>