Social Workers in Schools
Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) is a service in partnership with schools to help improve health, social and education of tamariki.
About this Service
Social Workers in Schools are qualified social work practitioners who are experienced in working with children, young people and their families to help find solutions to issues that impact on their education, well-being and rights as children and young people.
SWiS is a free confidential service that is based in schools during normal school operating hours. SWiS is also available during school holidays to work with tamariki and whānau.
- Work with individuals and their whānau or extended whānau
- Work with teachers, public health nurses and other school staff
- Offer parenting support
- Support referrals to community-based services such as counsellors
- Provide group programmes to support students at school
- Offer advocacy support to young people and whānau
- Some of the things we can work on with you, your child and their school:
– social skills, self-esteem and confidence
– whānau or peer relationships
– behaviour issues
– family violence
– drug and alcohol issues
– mental health issues such as depression, grief and self-harm.