Discover our purpose, values and vital contribution we make to ending family violence in Wellington
Who we are
We are an integrated community of agencies working together to end family/whānau violence in Wellington. Our Network of proactive support agencies represent both non-government and government organisations.
Each month our Network agencies meet for mutual support and encouragement. We discuss topical agency issues relating to ending family violence. The meetings are also a springboard for engaging in relevant training and education opportunities.
Together, our member agencies cover the full spectrum of services for victims and families, including LGBTQAI relationships, over all forms of family violence. This also includes working with the perpetrators of family violence. This work is often referred to our agencies by NZ Police.
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If you are from an agency actively involved in any way with ending family violence in Wellington, we would love to see you at our meetings! We are dedicated to seeing you equipped, empowered and encouraged in the vital work you do to achieve our shared purpose.
Te Rito Network Wellington brings together non-government and government organisations working in Wellington to raise the awareness, understanding and response to family violence.
Collaborative: we work together to achieve a common goal
Supportive: we respect and support each other to help our community to be safe from family violence
Committed: we make the time to make the network effective
Knowledge: we value the sharing of expertise and knowledge in keeping our community safe from family violence
Monthly agency networking meetings
So what happens at our monthly Networking meetings? Find out here
Family violence training for workplaces & community groups
We can organise training to any organisation, business or community group on how to recognise and effectively respond to family violence in the workplace or in the community.
Maybe your organisation or business has front-line staff who are likely to come across incidences of family violence as part of the work they do. We can equip them with the tools needed to effectively identify and respond to these situations. Learn more.
In 2018 NZ Police carried out 11,831 family violence investigations in Wellington.
In the four years from 2009-2012, an average of 13 women, 10 men and 9 children were killed each year as a result of family violence.