Seminar: Supporting the Wellbeing of Children and Young People: Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

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Date(s) - 05/04/2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kākāpo Room, Level 1


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Supporting the wellbeing of children and young people: qualitative and quantitative studies

Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre Te Pokapū Taunakitanga is pleased to announce that our next cross-agency seminar will be taking place on Friday 5th April at 10:30am-12:00pm.

A ninety-minute seminar featuring two presentations; one presenting children and young people’s views on what makes a good life, from research conducted by Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and Oranga Tamariki; the other presentation will be from the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre, discussing some recent welfare and tax policy studies that examine the link between income and child maltreatment.


Donna Provoost is the Director (Strategy, Rights and Advice) at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, and Kiri Milne is General Manager, Voices of Children and Young People at Oranga Tamariki. Donna and Kiri will discuss the report, ‘What makes a good life? Children and young people’s views on wellbeing’, which shares the views of over 6000 children and young people, including children and young people in care. It discusses what wellbeing means to children and young people, what helps and what gets in the way. The report was designed to inform the government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, but it has wider implications for all professionals working with children and young people in both the government and non-government sector.

Catherine Harrow is an analyst within the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre. Catherine will give a brief overview of some recent experimental and quasi-experimental welfare and tax policy studies that have examined whether the link between income and child maltreatment is causal. This area has particular relevance for decision-makers who need to understand the potential costs or benefits of different welfare policy settings.

Register now to secure your seat.

This is the eigth in a series of seminars hosted by the Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre Te Pokapū Taunakitanga. We partner with a range of social sector agencies to present current research and thinking.