History of the department



This is a brief history of Social Welfare in New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare was formed in 1972, bringing together the Social Security Department and the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Education.

Table of contents

Child welfare division — Examples of department of Social Welfare (or Social security)/ Child welfare) relations with Maori people — Old age pensions — More recent times: 1940 onwards — The adoption Act — Institutions — Interviewing skills training — Conclusion — References.

Publication format: Report

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Sector: Social services

Informal group: Māori, Migrant, Other ethnic, Pākehā

General related topics: Social change – organisations

Historical period: 20th