More social workers in schools
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:46a.m.
There will be more social workers in schools when the next term starts on July 16.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the first 50 will cover 95 schools in Northland, South Auckland and Hawke's Bay.
They will be the first of 149 extra social workers and by the middle of next year 673 decile one to three schools will be covered.
"School staff can be the first to notice when something isn't right with a child and with problems increasingly complex and difficult, qualified social workers are needed to address these issues with children and their families," Ms Bennett said on Tuesday.
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13/07/2012 2:47:39 p.m.
I think it's a great idea to have social workers in schools. I also think there's a compelling case for having psychologists as well. Parents need to feel their children are safe at school and children need to feel safe as well. Good on you Paula!
6/07/2012 2:34:53 p.m.
Not so long ago the govt want to reduce the number of teachers and increase class sizes which isn't going ahead and now they want social workers in schools. What will they think of next???
4/07/2012 8:15:27 a.m.
James J.Read wrote:
So we are to get social workers in schools.If it is such a good idea, why has no other country thought of the idea?Trying new ideas is great, but not change for its own sake.
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