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Community Agencies To Work With CYF

Community Agencies To Work With Child, Youth And Family

Four social workers from community organisations are to help Child, Youth and Family tackle its backlog of unallocated cases in Hamilton.

Social workers from three local agencies – Parentline, the Salvation Army and Maatua Whangai – will work with Child, Youth and Family social workers to help address the issue of unallocated cases which recently reached 600.

“Parentline welcomes this creative partnership and believes this is a direct way of getting in front of the children and their families who require some help,” says Parentline’s Managing Director Maxine Hodgson.

“This is a great example of how community organisations can team up with a Government agency like Child, Youth and Family and work together on behalf of at-risk children,” says Allen Smith of the Salvation Army.

Under the new agreements with the community organisations two social workers from Parentline and one each from the other organisations will be officially employed by Child, Youth and Family for four days a week from March 19 to June 30 2001. The four social workers will continue to work one day a week for their usual employer.

“We are pleased to help in this way, and this will be a good opportunity for all partners to share their expertise,” says Maha Paki of Maatua Whangai.


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