Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Families Best Placed To Spark Children’s Dreams


Families Best Placed To Spark Their Children’s Dreams

Jigsaw CEO Strategic Operations, Liz Kinley says that while community organisations like Jigsaw will always be here to provide support and help with parenting issues, it is families themselves who are best placed to spark their children’s dreams.

“Between July 2006 and June 2007 Jigsaw’s 24 member agencies worked with over 6500 families helping them to raise their children in ways that enabled them to thrive and we are here to do the same in 2008. Whether there was violence in their homes, or parents wanting some positive parenting advice, our local Jigsaw agencies were always there in their local community, offering help and support in the way that best met the particular needs of each family and their children.

As Children’s Day comes along again this Sunday, Jigsaw’s intention is always to help families put together what’s best for their children. Jigsaw’s role is to help parents and families to find ways to spark their children’s dreams so they can help them to grow up with confidence and security and be well prepared for a fully and happy life ahead.

Children’s Day is a day when we all acknowledge how important and valued our children are. It is a time when as adult family members, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties or cousins, we can focus on finding as many ways as possible to spark the dreams of our children and young people, helping them to grow up free from harm, supported and cherished by the adults around them.

Let’s all mark Children’s Day this year by taking responsibility for sparking the dreams of our children. Let’s make 2008 a year when we celebrate the demonstrated commitment we have to nurturing all our children. Let’s ensure that we don’t ever again repeat the tragic child abuse statistics of 2007.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Let It Go: MP Pay To Be Frozen

The Government is freezing MP salaries and allowances for a year while developing a fairer formula for future pay increases.

The Remuneration Authority is due to make a decision on MP pay shortly.

“Today Cabinet agreed to freeze MP Pay till July 2019, and to reassess the funding formula used by the Authority to ensure it is fair and in keeping with this Government’s expectations and values,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. More>>

 

Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018... “These 1800 officers, alongside 485 support staff, will really enhance our work to keep people safe, and ensure they feel safe,” says Mr Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Human Right Commissions: Concern On Aged Care And Consent

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More>>

ALSO:

Justice Reform: Andrew Little Interviewed By Corin Dann

“We’ve had thirty years of the auction of more penalties, more crime, more people in prison but it‘s not working, it’s not making us safe.” More>>

ALSO:

Greens AGM: Leadership Stands Firm On Waka Jumping Bill

The Green Party leadership have dug in their heels and will not be reversing any of the decisions they have made in government. Former MPs Jeanette Fitzsimons and Sue Bradford had hoped the caucus might be persuaded this weekend to pull its support from the waka jumping bill. More>>

ALSO:

TOP Still Going, Actually: New Leader For Opportunities Party

New leader Geoff Simmons' aim as the leader of TOP is to take the party into Parliament at the next election where it can advocate and implement progressive reform in areas including fair taxation, cannabis legalisation, affordable housing, and environmental protection. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case... More>>

MPs' Computers To Be Searched: Inquiry Into Leak On Simon Bridges' Expenses

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media... Parliament's speaker, Trevor Mallard, said a Queen's Counsel would lead the inquiry with the help of an employment lawyer and also someone with forensic IT skills. More>>

ALSO:

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages