The Ministries of Health, Education and Primary Industries and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) are responsible for delivering one or more of the actions in the plan. Oranga Tamariki – the Ministry for Children, the Department of Corrections, the New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Justice are all key contributors to the FASD Plan because a significant proportion of their clients are affected by FASD.

What we’re doing

Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: 2016–2019: An action plan was released in August 2016, based on submissions and consultation on Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A discussion document in 2015.

The FASD Action Plan builds on a number of existing health and social sector initiatives aimed at preventing alcohol-related harm and supporting people with FASD, including education, awareness raising, research, advice, resource and tools to support community action and strengthening health and disability sector and other relevant sector agencies’ knowledge.