If you or your children are in immediate and serious danger call the Police on 111 or the Child Youth and Family Call Centre 0508 326 459 

PLUNKET HELP-LINE (24 hours) 0800 933 922

HEALTH HELP-LINE (24 hours) 0800 611 116

PARENT HELPLINE (7 am – 11.00 pm 7 days) 0800 568 856

WOMEN’S REFUGE WHANGANUI   (24 hours) 06 3442204

SHINE DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE (9.00 am -11.00 pm 7 days) 0508-744-633


DIRECTORIES    health and community services across Whanganui, Rangitīkei and Ruapehu    national directory of MSD funded services

RESOURCES FOR WHANAU AND FAMILIES  Te Kahui Mana Ririki inspiring violence free whānau   Māori building positive change for whānau  building community capability, knowledge and focus to support parents and prevent child maltreatment.   ideas and solution to help on the parenting journey    Triple P Positive Parenting Programme   internationally renowned parent training programme  supporting children with learning difficulties  support network for families where someone has a disability  Grandparents (and kin careers) raising Grandchildren    information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities Information and resources for Dad’s to best support  their babies’ needs  making NZ homes violence free; information and resources

ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH ADVANCING THE WELLBEING OF WHANAU, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN  Office of the Commissioner for Children International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect   training and advocacy to inspire adults to protect children.   raising awareness about the impact of trauma on young children’s brain development  Children’s Issues Centre,   advancing knowledge about children’s development, well-being and rights.  Roy McKenzie centre for the study of families   Kaupapa Māori research   NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse  Child Poverty Action Group :  The right to security, food, shelter, education and healthcare for every child in New Zealand  campaigning for children to be the at the centre of public policy  Building evidence to understand and best support the needs of whānau and families   growing local communities from the ground up

PROFESSIONAL   NZ Social Workers Registration Board Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Centre for Response Based Practises[q]=social+work Careers in social work