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.

What's new

Read SKIP tips for helping children cope with scary events, like earthquakes

Earthquakes are frightening for everyone involved, especially for children who may not understand what’s happened but see their parents and other adults upset, anxious and sometimes angry. It is normal for children who have been through a traumatic event to feel insecure and emotional. Scary experiences like earthquakes can affect children’s emotions, thoughts and behaviour long after they are over.

SKIP has put together some tips for helping your family cope. Keep an eye out for more tips for whānau posted here.

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.

Find out more about ways we can help you support parents in your community.

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Check out our new Tiny Adventures app!

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