CNF September Meeting


CNF meeting 10am, 28 September at Stevenson Room, Franklin: The Centre

Members in attendance: Representatives from Bombay Anglican Parish; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; Utilities Disputes; Franklin Family Support Services; Pukekohe Youth Council; Seasons Franklin; Well Women Franklin; office of MP Andrew Bayly; office of MP Hon Nanaia Mahuta; Franklin Hospice; Business and Professional Women’s Association; Budgeting & Family Services; Department of Internal Affairs; Pukekohe Community Action.

Apologies: CMDHB; Auckland Libraries.

Introductions: Chair Jan Wallace welcomed all participants who then introduced themselves and outlined the work their organisations do.

Guest speakers: Oranga Tamariki speakers did not attend.

General discussion: All attendees gave a rundown on how their organisations deal with privacy
issues and in particularly as these relate to the Vulnerable Children’s Act.
Key points:
 General lack of information available on obligations under the act and how far organisations
can go in dealing with protection for vulnerable children.
 No one source of advice in an emergency.
 Schools required to each have their own VCA policy.
 Family Court Navigators and Victim Support sources of good information and advice.

Item 1 – CNF Social Services Expo: Reminder to attendees to get their registrations in for the expo
on 27 October, 10am-4pm at Pukekohe Town Hall. Jan and Judith outlined arrangements so far,
including advertising.

Item 2 – Department of Internal Affairs grants: Outlined the funding available to community groups
and social services organisations, most popular is Lotteries Community Funding grants with its focus
on strengthening communities. Next round opens on November 2 and closes on November 30.
Item 3 – Budgeting & Family Support Services: Outlined changes to the organisation’s management
structure and introduced new team members.
Item 4 – Meet the Candidates meeting: BPW advised it was hosting a meet the candidates meeting
on 28 September, 8pm at Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club.
Item 5 – Inspiring Communities workshop: Opportunity given to CNF to host a Community-led
Development Workshop. CNF executive has chosen the workshop “Collaborating in Community-led
Change”. Inspiring Communities would like to run the workshop in mid-late November. Attendees
indicated Tuesdays or Wednesdays are the best days for workshops.

Next meeting: Monthly meeting replaced by Social Services Expo on Thursday 27 October, 10am-
4pm, Pukekohe Memorial Town Hall.