Tag Archives: social investment

Big data. Bigger headache

By Chad Wilson Imagine it’s rubbish day, you’ve taken the trash out and the rubbish man approaches you for your personal information. It is imperative otherwise he cannot provide his service.  What happens next? Do you comply? Give fake information? Or … Continue reading

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Privacy vs. Efficiency: The future of Community Services?

By Jane Doe In March, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) revealed its intention to collect client-level data from Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) in exchange for funding . These changes align with MSD’s community investment strategy and will include the collection … Continue reading

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Ministry for Vulnerable Children leaves an uncertain taste in the mouth

by Anonymous The opening of the newly formatted Ministry of Vulnerable Children (Oranga Tamariki) has brought uncertainty in the way that it seeks to decrease the abuse of children and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the key … Continue reading

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Could “social bond” benefit NZ mental health service?

by KE With more people reporting long waiting time to receive mental health support, more cases recording mental health patients dying in the care of the state, and more people relying on medicine for recovery, NZ mental health are now with poor … Continue reading

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Lack of investment for low socioeconomic groups leads to the unstable family environment.

by A. Rand The 2015 Ministry of Development’s (MSD) report “The Expert Panel Final Report: Investing in New Zealand’s Children and their Families” makes the statement that for our vulnerable children to overcome adversity and stop being ‘at risk’ they … Continue reading

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Predictive Risk Modelling; How does it work? Can it work?

by Hitendra Patel In Aotearoa New Zealand, a politically motivated ‘social investment‘ strategy determines social policy. Adopting a residual welfare approach social investment is dependent on the use of data and evidence to inform and target early interventions to mitigate … Continue reading

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Client level data collection = community Investment?

by Purearrow Privacy, a small word, with huge ramifications.  As a social worker in the making I have become acutely aware of the importance of privacy.  Privacy is a core ethical principal at the very heart of being a competent … Continue reading

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