April 10, 2013
Barnardos looks to Māori strategy
Child welfare organisation Barnardos is looking at what it needs to do, to better services to Māori clients.
Maori staff have come together for a two-day hui in Auckland to discuss changes in the sector.
Ora Te Hau from the Gisborne office says it may suit some Māori whānau to seek help from a mainstream organisation with a national reach.
He says Barnardos sees itself as collaborators with other organisations as well as the Children and Young Persons Service.
“Everyone understands especially in the context of whānau ora that collaboration and information sharing is a high priority in order to keep our children safe. CYFPS employs us to make sure before it gets to that critical threshold, Barnardos is one of those organisations working at that preventative level,” Ora Te Hau says.
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