PSNZ Positions

Presbyterian Support holds positions on key issues affecting either those we serve, or our own service workforces. They guide our advocacy work and help us know when we should raise our voice.

Family Works New Zealand Policy: Child Protection

Tamariki and rangatahi have the right to be safe from abuse and harm, and to be treated with respect and dignity. Family Works is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau and families, and the prevention of child abuse.

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Family Works New Zealand Policy: Family Violence

The safety of Tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau is fundamental to their wellbeing. Family Works is committed to supporting families to be violence free by providing services in a culturally appropriate way; maximising safety and wellbeing.

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Housing Position

PSNZ Position on Housing

Housing is a social determinant of health and wellbeing because it is the basis of what all people understand as “home”. Having a safe, secure and affordable place to call home is a basic human right1, contributing to all the dimension of one’s mana (2). The home is a place where the foundational relationships of family life are lived out, so the kind of housing accessed by family members have an impact on these relationships.

PSNZ Position on Housing