Tag Archives: institutional racism

I am not Indigenous

by Pākehā A significant matter of concern to social work practice internationally, is work with indigenous populations. I am Palagi, Pākehā, Tauiwi and am a social work student soon to begin practice in Aotearoa with clients including Tangata Whenua. Advertisements

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Lack of Review, What’s New?

By Alex The government’s refusal to review the mental health sector reflects the neoliberal assumption that everyone has equal access to their services. A recent report by Action Station  shows that more than 90% of service users were frustrated by … Continue reading

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Responding to the needs of state care abuse survivors

By Fiona Tyler Between the 1950s and the 1980s, 100,000 children were put into state care where we now know physical, sexual and psychological abuse  was prevalent. These children were subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment which is a clear … Continue reading

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HMS MVCOT

by Lauren Bartley Child Youth and Family has limped to its long awaited demise and was replaced on April 1st with the shimmering new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki. Some are revelling in the changes, apparently including social workers, … Continue reading

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Abuse in State Care – Revelations demand an Inquiry

by Vicky Michaels Like many New Zealanders earlier this month, on the 9th of April 2017 I watched the The Hui, the TV3 current affairs programme that revealed to the wider public for the first time, atrocities that had occurred in … Continue reading

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