60 local management groups (LMGs) oversee Strengthening Families – they help government and community organisations work together to provide support and services to the whānau or families who need them.
LMGs oversee Strengthening Families in their area. Each group:
- encourages and promotes the use of Strengthening Families within their own agency
- monitors and assesses interagency cooperation within Strengthening Families
- sets the work priorities for the Strengthening Families coordinator and makes sure they have the resources they need to perform their role
- is responsible for all Strengthening Families reporting
- uses the information collected from the reporting to develop ongoing strategies and services (and leads the initiative to fill them).
Membership and the way LMGs are run is decided locally – this reflects the size and resources of each community.
People who attend typically include:
- managers from the government and community agencies providing or funding services for local whānau or families
- local government staff
- iwi, rūnanga or representatives from other Māori organisations
- people involved in other community groups.
To find out how to participate in your local LMG, contact your local Strengthening Families coordinator.
Published: June 28, 2022