Children, Families, and the State: Seminar Three

Children, Families, and the State: Seminar Three

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5 December 2019 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 5 Dec 2019 12:30 pm 5 Dec 2019 1:30 pm

Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 (behind the main building)

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Please join us for the final seminar of a three-part seminar series examining the historical, current, and future role of the State, prior to, during and after families’ and children’s involvement in the child welfare system.

Seminar Three will bring together key stakeholders to discuss what a more just and supportive system that incorporates the obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi would look like. This discussion will highlight the ways multiple key stakeholders can work together to balance the need to identify and protect children from the worst consequences of abuse and neglect while making sure tamariki are not unnecessarily separated from whānau.

The panel format will involve brief comments from the distinguished panelists before a Q&A discussion. Audience participation is encouraged.

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See resources from previous seminars


  • Hoani Lambert (Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa), Deputy Chief Executive for Voices of Children, Oranga Tamariki
  • Dr. Claire Achmad, General Manager – Advocacy, Barnados
  • Zoe Truell, Manager of Practice and Development, Lifewise