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This page is a collection of useful resources about the Children's Action Plan, Children's Teams, and the work we're involved in.

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Advisory Expert Group on Information Security (AEGIS) - He Korowai Tamariki

AEGIS provides advice to the Vulnerable Children’s Board about information sharing and security aspects of the Children’s Action Plan.

The AEGIS members are Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand (Chair), Carl Davidson, Dr Murray Milner and Rob Laking.


Vulnerable Children Outcomes Framework

The Vulnerable Children Outcomes Framework [PDF, 394 KB] brings together a set of indicators and measures against which to report progress on improving the safety and wellbeing of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children.

The content reflects cross-agency input from the Ministries of Health and Education; engagement and feedback from stakeholders including Te Puni Kōkiri, Treasury, non-government organisations and iwi organisations; national and international best practice; and a selected review of overseas outcomes indicators. The Outcomes Framework has been approved by the Vulnerable Children’s Board.

The Outcomes Framework has been a key document to support engagement with communities during the establishment of Children’s Teams. It creates a common understanding across agencies and sectors on the results Children’s Teams are aiming to achieve.

In addition, it provides a point of reference as we develop the Children’s Teams operating model. The framework reinforces the child-centred and family/whānau focus.

The Outcomes Framework is a living document that is refined as we learn from the experience of operating Children’s Teams and continue to receive input.

The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children

The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children was launched in July 2011 by the Minister for Social Development, Paula Bennett.

The Green Paper asked New Zealanders to focus on our most vulnerable children: how we care for and protect them, the trade-offs and sacrifices we’re prepared to make, and the opportunities we want them to have. The consultation process was an opportunity to consider and debate the issues.
Close to 10,000 public submissions were received on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children. These submissions informed the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, which was released in October 2012 together with the Children’s Action Plan.

Green Paper for Vulnerable Children resources: