A number of significant amendments to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 (Children’s and Young People’s Well-...

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Many calls for change to the Ministry of Children - Oranga Tamariki's practice have come following...

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The New Zealand SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has launched an online portal...

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On 1 July 2019, the Family Violence Act 2018 comes into force. This replaces the Domestic Violence Act...

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New guidance on information sharing under the Family Violence Act 2018 and Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 (...

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Budget 2019 was announced on 30 May 2019. The Budget included several areas of funding relevant to family...

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Out on the Shelves is a campaign that provides an opportunity to create...

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The final report of the panel examining the 2014 family justice system reforms, including the Family Court...

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The first report from Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora, the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group looking at...

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The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family violence and sexual violence...

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Elder Abuse Awareness Week ran from 15-22 June 2019, starting with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15...

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Welcome to the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Message from the Co-Directors

"Family violence is a long-standing and complex problem. It has contributing factors from multiple levels of society. Family violence is preventable, however this will require long-term commitment and sustained action across many sectors. Along the way, we will continue to need high quality responses to those who have experienced violence, and those who have perpetrated it.  

Given both the complexity and the urgency of the problem, there is a critical need to ensure that we respond based on the best available information and evidence. This can save time and resources from being spent on activities that are detrimental, or ineffective.

Information and evidence in the field is still emerging. Further research investment is required as we continue to work toward answers. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a platform for accessible, high quality information about what is currently known, and an ‘institutional memory’ for what has been tried in the past."

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
School of Population Health School of Nursing
University of Auckland University of Auckland
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