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Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit)

Website: Families Commission (now operates as the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu)

We are the Families Commission and operate as Superu (the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit), an autonomous Crown entity governed by the Crown Entities Act 2004. We provide an independent perspective with regard to Government policy.

We were established by the Families Commission Act 2003 (amended 2013) to act as an advocate for the interests of families generally, and now also have responsibility to monitor and evaluate programmes and interventions in the social sector and to provide social science research into key issues.

What Works with Māori: What the people said

What works with Māori: What the people said draws together a significant body of work, undertaken by the Commission as part of its Whānau Rangatiratanga Work...

Issues Paper 02: Supporting Young People's Relationships

Parents and caregivers have far more influence than they might think on how young people develop and conduct their relationships. The Families Commission’s Supporting Young People’s Relationships...

Addressing the Challenges of Stepfamily Life

This exploratory study sought to identify the major challenges of stepfamily life and the strategies that families use to address these challenges. Parents, stepparents and older...

Partnerships with Māori: He Waka Whānui

Drawing from the Families Commission Act 2003 (Section 7), the Families Commission takes a strengths-based approach to the work informing its Whānau Strategic Framework. For example,...

Victory Village Forum: An Overview

More than 250 delegates attended a Victory Village Forum in Nelson, July 27–29, 2011. The forum aimed to showcase the Victory Community — ‘Kiwibank New Zealand...