Migrant workers.


The Ministry works across the social sector on strategies and initiatives that are relevant to social development outcomes, including youth, justice, education, care and protection, and employment.

Establishing the Welfare Expert Advisory Group

Hon Carmel Sepuloni, the Minister for Social Development, recently announced the establishment of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group, which has been tasked with undertaking a broad-ranging review of the welfare system.

The Privacy, Human Rights and Ethics Framework

We take people’s privacy seriously and our aim is to continually improve our approach to responsibly use and safeguard personal information. The Privacy, Human Rights and Ethics framework (PHRaE) is one of these initiatives.

Family Violence and Sexual Violence Work Programme

New Zealand has amongst the highest reported rates of family violence and sexual violence in the developed world. A cross-government work programme is putting in place a wide range of initiatives to stop violence from occurring, reduce the harm it causes, and break the cycle of re-victimisation and re-offending.

Enabling Good Lives

Enabling Good Lives is a partnership between government agencies and the disability sector aimed at long term transformation of how disabled people and families are supported to live everyday lives.

Taskforce for Action on Violence Within Families

The Taskforce was active from June 2005 to July 2015. It was established to advise the Family Violence Ministerial Team on how to make improvements to the way family violence is addressed, and to eliminate family violence in New Zealand.

The NZ Carers' Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2018

The New Zealand Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2018 was launched in Parliament by the Minister for Senior Citizens, the Hon Jo Goodhew, on 18 February 2014.

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