Barnardos is a key partner in the Violence Free Tairāwhiti Network (VFTN) - an extensive cross-sector network of government and non-government agencies that work together to effectively address systemic family violence within the Tairāwhiti community. The group meets bi-monthly to share information about services; identify family violence trends and patterns; identify and discuss family violence issues; share resources; provide mutual support; raise the profile of available services; promote services and events; liaise between NGOs and government agencies and improve access to services.
The vision of VFTN is an enhanced community and interagency response to family violence intervention and prevention and the purpose of the network is to enhance the capacity of local agencies and the Tairāwhiti community to respond to and prevent family violence through a collaborative interagency approach.
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For more information, visit the Manaaki Tairāwhiti website.