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About us

Family and Community Services is the part of the Ministry of Social Development that supports families and communities to be strong, well informed and to connect with each other.

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Our work helps families to help themselves so they can cope in times of adversity.

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Family and Community Services works at a both a national and regional level and covers all geographical areas in New Zealand.

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We employ approximately 140 staff, located in four regional offices and at a national office in Wellington.

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Meet our regional teams located in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch.

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The Council works with us to develop shared views about the needs and place of families, and the policies and services to support them.

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Te Moemoeā - our dream for families underlies all the work we do at FACS.

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Family and Community Services strategic plan sets out how we will contribute to Government priorities.

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How to get in touch with our team.