Tags : Children

Government commits to change for Well Child Tamariki Ora

The Government is promising significant change to a programme which supports the health, development and wellbeing of all tamariki from birth until five years old. “For more than 100 years there has been some form of health screening surveillance of children, and support available to whānau. But that programme has not kept up with the needs […]readmore

Financial support for caregivers widened

Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed changes that will make it easier for caregivers looking after children outside of the state care system to access much-needed financial assistance. The Social Security (Financial Assistance for Caregivers) Amendment Bill will also allow these caregivers to access further benefits previously unavailable to them. “Across New Zealand, there are about 15,000 […]readmore