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

 


Presbyterian Support to deliver family dispute resolution

PRESS RELEASE
Embargoed
until Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Ministry of Justice appoints Presbyterian Support to deliver family dispute resolution services

Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice to provide family dispute resolution services (FDR) on behalf of the Family Court following significant changes announced in September 2013.

PSN’s Family Works will undertake the three components of the family disputes resolution process throughout the upper North Island, including the East Coast.

The three components include the assessment of an individual’s and family’s suitability to participate; preparatory counselling for those who need it; and mediation.

Presbyterian Support Northern’s chief executive, Rod Watts, says he is thrilled the organisation has been awarded a contract to supply Family Disputes Resolution services as it means PSN can help children and families further.

“Offering the new FDR service is a great fit for PSN as it adds to the extensive, wrap-around services our Family Works division already provides to children and families in the challenges they face on a daily basis,” says Rod.

“At the very heart of our Family Works we champion children and families, and offering a FDR service means we can help children and their families even more.”

The Ministry of Justice launched the new FDR service in March as part of the Family Court review.

The FDR service places more emphasis on people resolving their child arrangements outside of the Family Court, wherever possible, while ensuring that those who need help to resolve issues are supported. [http://www.justice.govt.nz/policy/justice-system-improvements/family-court-reform]

“Family Works has always been a child and family centred service,” says Rod Watts.

“Choosing Family Works for dispute resolution services will save families a lot of the time, expense and stress of going to court.”

The Family Works FDR service is being coordinated at PSN’s Support Office where an 0800 number (0800 RESOLVE) and a call centre have been established.

About Family Works and Presbyterian Support Northern

Family Works is part of PSN, with services which annually support more than 15,000 at-risk children and their families to help them address complex issues like violence and conflict.

The range of social services Family Works provides include counseling for young people and their families and caregivers, home visits, social workers in schools, parenting programmes and budgeting services.

Family Works is part of Presbyterian Support Northern, an independent, charitable social service organisation that supports vulnerable people and enhances local communities.

ENDS

W: https://northern.familyworks.org.nz/ and https://northern.ps.org.nz/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sits at 10.30am today before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.

The speech delivered by the Governor-General on the Government’s behalf outlines its priorities for this Parliament.

After this MPs will return to the House for the presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of any bills.

The Government has five notices of motion on the Order Paper which can be debated. These relate to relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker, Assistant Speakers, the reinstatement of business in a carryover motion and one on “Entities to be deemed public organisations”. More>>

 

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:


Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

TPP Leak: Intellectual Property Text Confirms Risk - Jane Kelsey

The US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. ‘These are bound to impact on Pharmac if they are accepted’, according to Professor Kelsey... Copyright is another area of ongoing sensitivity... More>>

ALSO:

RMA: Smith Plans Reform To Ease Urban Development

Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing. More>>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On New Zealand getting involved (again) in other people's wars

Apparently, the Key government is still pondering how New Zealand will contribute to the fight against Islamic State. Long may it ponder, given the lack of consensus among our allies as to how to fight IS, where to fight it (Syria, Iraq, or both?) and with whose ground troops, pray tell? More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On child poverty, and David Shearer’s latest outburst

The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the policy advice package on child poverty that RNZ’s resolute political editor Brent Edwards has finally prised out of the Ministry of Social Development. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On the government’s review of security laws

So the Key government is about to launch a four week review of the ability of our existing legislation to deal with “suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters, and other violent extremists.”

According to its terms of reference, the review will consider whether the SIS, GCSB and Police are sufficiently able right now to (a) investigate and monitor suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters… More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news