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Family Start

Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children's growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstance, environment and safety.

Family Start helps families and whānau who are struggling with challenges or problems that make it harder for them to care for their baby or young child.

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Find out how Family Start works, who can get help and how to make contact with a Family Start provider in your area.

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How to make a referral to Family Start including guidelines, referral criteria and forms for professionals.

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Information for agencies that deliver Family Start services including the programe manual, service specs and approvals.

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