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13 Nov 2017
Completed
The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better. The report makes three recommendations that Government can put into place immediately:  Make sure policy and legislative...

22 Sep 2017
Completed
Culture is an important part of who we all are. It gives us a sense of belonging, that others share our values and beliefs, to know who we are and where we come from. Culture includes all the customs, practices, languages, values and world views that define our social groups – whether those are based on...

Sep 2017
Completed
Health Promoting Schools (or HPS) is a school community focused national service funded by the Ministry of Health in New Zealand to help schools assess and address the health and wellbeing requirements of their students to advance student learning and achievement outcomes. This report assesses how successful...

21 Jul 2017
Completed
Is balancing the sex of their children important to New Zealand parents? Evidence from recent birth data looks at whether New Zealand parents have preferences for sons or daughters, and whether the sex of previous children affects family size. Are parents of two or three children of the...

13 Jun 2017
Completed
This What works for children exposed to family violence? brings together evidence about the best interventions which make a positive difference to these children’s lives. The main highlight of this paper is that the harm caused by family violence exposure is just as harmful as the harm caused by direct abuse...

15 May 2017
Commissioned
At the request of the Minister for Social Development, Superu commissioned research on the importance of resilience in helping children and adults respond to adversity. Our research specifically looks at how many at-risk children go on to achieve good employment and education outcomes, and investigates the key factors that...

12 May 2017
Commissioned
These reports are part of the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study and were prepared by the University of Auckland. They focus on the children from the study as they get ready to start school. The biggest shift for most children is that they now attend early childhood education, and most are reported...

4 May 2017
Commissioned
This case study explains the process evaluation undertaken with Pillars in Christchurch on their mentoring programme for children with a caregiver in prison. The purpose was to assess how well the programme worked for its clients (ie efficiency).

4 May 2017
Commissioned
This case study details the outcomes evaluation undertaken with Barnardos in Whangarei on its in-home parenting programme. The evaluation focused on how well the programme met its objectives in changing clients’ lives for the better (ie effectiveness).

May 2017
Completed
From July 2016 to March 2017, we found that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) residences generally met the standards that are required by the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. As far as we can establish, residences appear to be...

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