14 August 2020  Resources

Giving 2 Kids: What children need to thrive

All mokopuna need loving families, to have their basic needs met, safe homes, supportive communities and good health and education.

This paper, from 2015, describes what children need to thrive at different stages of their development. It covers six areas of children’s lives briefly: family, community, income, education, health and housing. It also identifies four priority groups where investment will have the greatest impact: babies and very young children, those in severe and persistent poverty, Māori and Pasifika families, and children of sole parents.