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Spark the Dream thriving children and flourishing families

Looking after kids can be hard; even though we want to do the best for our kids sometimes family relationships can go wrong, parents can lose their way and kids get hurt.

Jigsaw is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the wellbeing of all New Zealand children and their families. The diverse group of independent, community-based social service agencies that make up the Jigsaw network advocate against all forms of child abuse, neglect, and family violence, and provide support to families so they can raise their children in safe and nurturing ways.

Jigsaw supports Police zero tolerance policy towards domestic violence
(media release 15 April 2013)

The Salvation Army report Striking a Better Balance (released 11 February 2014) calls for more to be done to address New Zealand's areas of serious social need and to create a better society for our children and grandchildren.


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If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or are worried about a child or young person, you can call these numbers anytime:

Child, Youth and Family Freephone: 0508 326 459
Family Violence Information Line: 0800 456 450

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Seeds of change planted in Thames, Whangarei

Communities inspired to support families to raise children safely ... read more

Many Voices One Purpose

Many Voices One Purpose

With funding from the Todd Foundation, Jigsaw is enabling individuals and organisations within communities around Aotearoa/New Zealand to come together to support children and families

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Bringing agencies together to help children

Jigsaw is excited about a new model of service being established in Canterbury to help families affected by violence.

Six non-government organisations, including three of Jigsaw’s partners, are collaborating in a social enterprise that’s designed to achieve the best possible outcomes for vulnerable families.

This is a big change in the fundamental approach of violence related services, ranging from prevention, to early intervention, crisis management and wellbeing.

Tired of working in isolation, these agencies are pulling together and are committed to either fully or partially relocating their services as part of the deal. It’s wonderful seeing them work together in this way.

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