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Strengthening Families Process

What's Important To Us

We know that families are often the best people to identify what would really help them to meet the needs of their children and young people. Bringing together agencies and government departments working with, or able to offer support to, the family in one meeting gives an opportunity for family and agencies to make a plan for co-operatively meeting those needs.

The following provides information about the Strengthening Families process and how it might be used to support positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Government and community agencies collaborate at Strengthening Families meetings to improve the well-being of the family/whānau with a minimal level of intrusion. Strengthening Families is not a substitute for care or protection processes, and no care or protection decisions can be made in the Strengthening Families process.