It sees trained Family Works social workers or family-whānau workers, based in schools, working alongside the students, families and teachers to support our future generations to learn, grow and thrive!
Family Works social workers are highly qualified and professional. They’re also friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. They take a strength-based approach to addressing issues at-home or school in order to strive for a brighter future for the child and their family.
They often work with the student and their family and teachers, to work on things such as:
As well as working with individual children and family members, Family Works social workers:
Teachers, principals, community members, children and families can make referrals to Social Workers in Schools, but it’s up to the families concerned to choose to be involved – the service is voluntary.
Family Works Central currently has social workers based in the following schools, where the service is provided free-of-charge thanks to funding from Oranga Tamariki.