About Us

 

Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga/National Network of Family Violence Services is a national body representing a range of specialist family violence services across Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our member agencies are located within local communities and provide a range of specialist services and programmes to men, women, children, young people, whānau and families impacted by family violence. Help is available for victims/survivors and for those who use, have used or at risk of using family violence.

We are a bicultural organisation based on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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IN UNDERTAKING THEIR MAHI/WORK, OUR MEMBERS COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING VALUES

Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Acknowledging Māori people as Tangata Whenua and actualising the “partnership intended” by Te Tiriti

Te tapu o te whare tangata me te ahua atua o te tamariki, mo nga tangata katoa
Honouring the sanctity of women, the divinity of children for all humankind (reflected in our Statement of Paramountcy “The safety of women and children is paramount.”)

Tu Tangata Tane
Providing a place for Tane (men) to stand (in taking responsibility for speaking out against men’s violence and being accountable for their own violence)

IN UNDERTAKING THEIR MAHI/WORK, OUR MEMBERS COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING VALUES

TIKANGA We will respect and follow the correct processes in the way we do our work

TINO TANGATIRATANGA We will honour the self-determination and autonomy of all and ensure that “the relevant people decide”

MANA TANGATA We will be respectful in our work and conduct ourselves in mana enhancing ways in all relationships

AROHA We will undertake out work in a supportive and nurturing environment with a generosity of spirit and compassion

TUMANAKO We will be forward focused, proactive and visionary

PONO We will be honest and upfront in our engagements and behave with integrity

KOI MAHI We will encourage and engage in best practice, we are committed to excellence in practice including complimenting with appropriate epidemiologies

RANGIMARIE We will act with generosity, understanding and goodwill to all people