Implications of the MSD Social Investment approach

Here is the report prepared for a meeting between a number of social sector organisations in the Tauranga WBOP area that discusses issues on the MSD Community / Social Investment Approach for the social sector. Below are relevant links to the MSD website.  The notes from the meeting here.

Information about the establishment of the Vulnerable Children’s – Oranga Tamariki Ministry

https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/investing-in-children/new-childrens-agency-established.html

 Community Investment Strategy and funding shifts

https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/community-investment-strategy/index.html

Characteristics of children at risk

https://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/ap/2016/16-01

 Social Investment – provides information about the risk factors and number of vulnerable children and young people by region/TLA/census area unit (go to data visulaisation)

https://shinyapps.stats.govt.nz/sii/

 Includes information about what types of services will be funded for the three priority population groups/result areas

https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/community-investment-strategy/community-investment-strategy-resources.html#Focusingmoreclearlyonpriorityresults1

Results Management Framework

https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/community-investment-strategy/results-measurement-framework.html

 Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014

https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0040/45.0/DLM5501618.html

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An article by Mike O’Brien unpacking the concepts of ‘investment’, ‘vulnerable’ and ‘outcomes’ raises some critical reflection questions for social services:

https://anzswjournal.nz/anzsw/article/view/220/290