Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services is a registered subsidiary of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi.  Originally established to provide Mātua Whāngai services, it was set up independently as an Iwi Social Service in 1996 and a year later was registered as a limited liability company.  In 2006 it became a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi.

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services was established to be a key service provider to Ngāpuhi, by Ngāpuhi.  The service has a number of strategic relationships with other social services providers and key government agencies that enables it to provide comprehensive advice.  Access to Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services is free and confidential.  Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services is an accredited service provider by the Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS).

Structure and Services

Ngāpuhi Social Services operations is divided into four practice teams:

  • Whānau
  • Mauri Ora
  • Taitamariki
  • Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)
 
Whānau Team

The Whānau team helps to bring out the best whānau can be through exploring possibilities to create positive opportunities.  Its services include:

  • General social work support
  • Intensive social work support for whānau experiencing multiple pressures
  • Respite Care
  • Mātua Whāngai
  • Return-to-school services
  • Care for tamariki in state care
  • Parenting programmes
 
Mauri Ora Team

Family violence intervention services, including:

  • Information and advice
  • Family violence related education and initiatives
  • Counselling for whānau affected by family violence
  • Counselling for whānau affected by sexual abuse
 
Youth Services
  • Programmes for young offenders
  • Mentoring services for Taitamariki whose offending is at risk of escalating (CYFS)
  • Marae-based programmes to build confidence and leadership within Taitamariki
 
Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)
  • Our goal is to enhance life outcomes for Taitamariki
  • Our approach is to work alongside of Taitamariki and their whānau in order to meet their care and support responsibilities towards their Taitamariki
  • To support whānau to build relationships within schools and their communities
  • Provide social work services for Taitamariki and their whānau within 20 low decile schools and their communities between Whangarei and Hokianga

 

Vision, Mission, Guiding Principle, Strategic Direction

Vision

Kia poua te Rangatiratanga mo Ngāpuhi

Mission Statement

Kia tupu ngā kawai o te ira tangata i roto i te ahi ka me ngā kainga ko mo Ngāpuhi

Guiding Principle

Ko te amorangi ki mua ko te hapai o ki muri

Strategic Direction
  • Re-orientation - re-orient existing services to fit within a Ngāpuhitanga based model of care and support
  • Prevention - expand prevention services within whānau, hapū, marae and Takiwā
  • Intervention - enhance intervention services to encourage whānau involvement, empowerment and participation
  • Rehabilitate - facilitate rehabilitation services to reconnect tamariki and taiohi with their whānau, hapū, marae and Takiwā