Submissions open for Maori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Status and Wellbeing of Maori Children» 30/09/2011, Posted by Site Admin
The Maori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry agreed in June to hold an inquiry into the Status and Wellbeing of Maori Children, and this week confirmed the terms of reference for the inquiry.
The terms of reference are to inquire into:
1. The historical and current health, education, and welfare profiles of Maori children. This would take account of the transmission of life circumstances between generations, and how this impacts on Maori children.
2. The extent of public investment in Maori children across the health, education, social services, and justice sectors and whether this investment is adequate and equitable.
3. How public investment in the health, education, social services, and justice can be used to ensure the well-being of Maori children.
4. The social determinants necessary for healthy growth and development for Maori children.
5. The significance of whanau for strengthening Maori children.
6. Policy and legislative pathways to address the findings of this inquiry.
The Select Committee will consider submissions on these six areas. Submissions are open now. At this stage there is no closing date for submissions - the closing date will be set by the Maori Affairs Select Committee in the next Parliamentary Term, and the date is likely to be in 2012.
You can make a submission online at:
If you want to make a submission, you may like to check the Working4Youth website at www.working4youth.co.nz/research.php to read recent reports and research for ideas about how government policy can supporting children and young people.