Important COVID-19 Notice
Kia ora Aotearoa. As always, and during these exceptional times, the safety and health of the tamariki, rangatahi and whānau in our services remain our number one priority.
Due to the Level 4 COVID-19 New Zealand-wide lockdown, we are re-thinking how we can deliver our Child and Family Services and programmes during this time given the requirement for us all to self-isolate. Our priority is making sure that we provide a means for those most in need to stay in touch with us so that we can support them where they need it.
If you are an essential services worker and are unable to access childcare to perform your essential service, Barnardos Early Learning can provide in-home care to children aged 0-14 years. For more information please email us at email@example.com
For information on how COVID-19 affects our Barnardos Early Learning services, please visit our Barnardos Early Learning website.
Some of our Child and Family services are classed as ‘essential services’ by the Government. We will keep these running, and observe all required public health advice to stop the spread of COVID-19. These essential services are:
- Barnardos Care Services (including Foster Care).
- The Barnardos 0800 What’s Up helpline for children and teenagers.
- Support for those experiencing family violence.
- Whānau who require particular support.
During the lockdown period, Barnardos Child and Family Service staff won’t be home-visiting, but we are actively working to find ways to keep in touch with the families and whānau who we work with. We are proactively reaching out through telephones and other digital means, and are developing safety plans for families and whānau where they are needed.
Our website and Facebook page will be updated once our wider Child and Family services are able to resume as per normal, once the Government advises on when it is safe to do so.
Kotahitanga is one of our guiding principles and has never been more important in Aotearoa. Now more than ever we must all practice community care.
Though many of us are feeling anxious and uncertain, we must remember that for some this is a particularly hard time. Look after the elderly and those with underlying health conditions in your communities, and for those whānau who will need a little extra help.
Keep calm, practice all the public health advice, and stay virtually connected. Together we can all collectively do our bit to help stop the spread.
Kia kaha Aotearoa.