Posts Tagged ‘Ministry of Social Development’

Only 19% of children in State home care get weekly visit

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
children in state home care

Children in state care still need better support when the state sends them home. An Independent Children’s Monitor report, Returning Home From Care, looks at experiences and practices when children and young people’s parents care for them while in state custody. Report findings As at 30 June 2022, 627 children and young people in care Read more

The number of people on the waiting list for social housing has fallen for two consecutive quarters

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

The number of applicants waiting for social housing dropped in the September quarter for the second consecutive quarter. According to Ministry of Social Development’s Housing Register, the number of applicants approved and waiting for social housing peaked at 26,868 at the end of March this year, declined slightly to 26,664 at the end of June Read more

Public service lost sight of human beings at centre of abuse

Monday, August 29th, 2022

A senior public servant has apologised to state care abuse survivors for the way they were treated by government agencies responsible for handling their claims, including two brothers who were surveilled by private investigators. Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes, who was chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development when the survivors made their claims, Read more

Homeless – Salvation Army say PM got it wrong

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Salvation Army says incorrect statements by the government last week have jeopardised its ability to work with the homeless. It said the government’s claims that Ministry of Social Development (MSD) staff accompanied Salvation Army staff to visit homeless people in a South Auckland park were incorrect. The prime minister’s office has issued a statement Read more