Please utilise your organisations Family Violence and Child Protection policies

Te Aorerekura Strategy and Action Plan

Te Aorerekura is the National Strategy and Action Plan setting out a new collective path for government, tangata whenua, specialist sectors, and communities to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa.


Information about Te Aorerekura strategy and action plan

Ministry of Health Family Violence Guidelines

Guidelines from the Ministry on family violence assessment and intervention.


Information about family violence guidelines

Ministry of Justice: Keeping Children Safe

Here you’ll find out about helplines for child safety, Care or Protection Orders from Oranga Tamariki, and how the Family Court can help with keeping children safe.


Information about keeping children safe

Oranga Tamariki – Reports of Concerns and Child Protection Policy for Organisations

Oranga Tamariki is dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. Anyone who is worried about a child or young person can make a report of concern to us or the Police.


Reports of concerns | Oranga Tamariki


Child protection policies for organisations | Oranga Tamariki


A culturally specialist service for Asian, African & Middle Eastern women experiencing family Violence that includes information and resources for health professionals.


Information about Shakti

Women's refuge

New Zealand’s largest nationwide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. The Women’s Refuge vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence. This website Includes resources, news, and research.


Information about Women's refuge

KidsHealth: Family violence

Includes information about family violence, ways to stay safe including a description of what a protection order is and how to apply for them.


Information about family violence


Includes information covering immediate access to help; what is family violence; Shine refuge; Plan for safety and wellbeing; helping someone you know experiencing family violence. Resources include posters, booklets, and pamphlets and the hotline 0508 744 633 - 24 hours.


Information about Shine

Gandhi Nivas

Gandhi Nivas provides early intervention and prevention services for New Zealand men identified at risk of committing harm in the family home.


Information about Gandhi Nivas

0800 HEY BRO

HEYBRO is here to listen and offer support for men who feel they are going to harm a loved one or whānau member. We’re here to listen, help and offer support 24/7.


Information abut 0800 HEY BRO

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura

Family violence support; research, resources, training and information for the Rainbow community.


Information about Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura

New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House

National Centre for family and whānau violence research and information. Website includes statistics; data; online resources; Education and Training and recommended reading.


Information about New Zealand Family Violence Cleaning House

Family Violence Support | Victim Support

Information and support for victims of family violence.


Information about family violence support on the Victim Support website

Professional development

Training providers

This page lists organisations and individuals who provide training for people working with those affected by family and whānau violence. Other providers may exist in your local area. Please contact the providers for further information.


Find more information about the training providers

Learn online: Learning resources for health professionals

This site provides professional education and training for Health Professionals in New Zealand. These courses and resources are provided free by the Ministry of Health.


Find more information about learning resources for health professionals

Intuto – Family Violence

Intuto is an online learning platform developed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket developed to support WCTO nurses in their mahi prior to undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care and while on the programme.


Accessing Intuto:

Please contact your WCTO Team leader/Manager to access the registration link and information to access Intuto.


TED Talk: “Why domestic violence partners don’t leave”

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.


Watch the TED talk on "Why domestic violence partners don't leave"

TED Talk: “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime”

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Paediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for paediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.


Watch the TED talk on "How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime"


Find out more information about New research on the health impacts of adverse childhood experiences

Hāpai Te Hauora: SUDI Prevention Coordination Service – Power to Protect

The National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service supports workforce development opportunities across the maternal and child health arena. This video offers viewers (both health professionals and whānau) an opportunity to better understand the potential consequences of what is frequently referred to as Shaken Baby Syndrome.


Watch the video on Power to protect

Te Pepuaruruhau – Power to Protect

Abusive head trauma, often known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is the most common cause of head injury in infancy. It is defined by the Centers for Disease Control in the US as “injury to the skull or intracranial contents of an infant or young child (< 5 years of age) due to inflicted blunt impact and/or violent shaking”.


Find out more information about Power to Protect