Kia ora and welcome to SKIP!
SKIP's vision is that all children in New Zealand are safe and nurtured, and can grow into happy, capable adults. We’re working to achieve this vision by building community capability, knowledge and focus to support parents and prevent child maltreatment.
It’s almost the end of another busy year in the SKIP community. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard with us to co-create communities that nurture and support parents and their children. We’ve learnt an incredible amount from you. The whānau-centred design approach we’ve been prototyping together is beginning to create change. In Waitakere our parent-led groups are starting to multiply, the co-designed SKIP Tips app is flying on to cellphones (download and try it if you haven’t already), and an incredible cross-community collaboration in Tokoroa is taking off.
You might have seen that we’ve launched a new SKIP parents’ website. At its core are lots of short clips of parents telling their stories, sharing their tips and being real about the demands of parenting.
Our next big step is to recreate the community part of our website. We hope that will be a rich resource of tools people can use to reach and engage parents. Story telling will again feature.
We’re a little team here in Wellington. We rely so much on our champions around the country to support local action and share their expertise with us. Thank you for your patience with us as we sometimes scramble to keep up.
And thank you to the kids, the parents, our community of partners and our friends for your generosity and passion for this work.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou
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Who we are and what we do
SKIP (Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents) is a network of individuals, community groups, government agencies, workplaces and national NGOs, working together to support families and make New Zealand a better place for kids to grow up. We’re supported by a small team within the Ministry of Social Development.
If you share our vision and are interested in joining with others from your community to support parents and prevent maltreatment, you’ve come to the right place.