Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families helps you get the best support for your family/whānau to thrive.

This is a co-ordinated process which is family/whanau driven where multiple agencies work with the family/whanau to support them to reach their goals.It keeps the family/ whänau at the heart of every conversation and decision. It is not about involving another professional in a family’s life, but getting those who are already involved working together more effectively, this may include new professionals.

Strengthening Families Co-ordinators are responsible for the overall smooth running of the process.

Client Feedback

"Thank you for all the help. It has really made a positive impact on the help at school; which has made it better at home, with a happier child."


STEPSforward Family Services provide social support to those facing challenges. We work along side individuals, children and families/whanau, drawing on their strengths and resources in order to create positive long-term changes.  We work in accordance of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.