INDEPENDENT NEWS

New chief social worker announced

Published: Mon 11 Dec 2000 04:47 PM
Media Release 11/12/2000
New chief social worker announced
Shannon Pakura is to be Child, Youth and Family’s new chief social worker.
Ms Pakura, 45, will take over from Mike Doolan when he retires from the role in February next year.
The department’s chief executive Jackie Brown says: “Shannon will bring a wealth of professional experience, energy and passion for her work to this very demanding role.
“ She will be an excellent leader as we try to combat child abuse and neglect through our own services and by working with community partners. She has a real ability to understand issues and develop plans to address them.”
Ms Pakura, of Wanganui’s Te Ati-hau-nui-A-Paparangi iwi, has worked for Child, Youth and Family in a variety of senior roles since 1987. She is currently the national manager of residential and caregiver services.
“Child abuse and neglect is like an insidious cancer in our society. We all have to take responsibility for ending it. I’ll be taking every opportunity in my new role to support our social workers in their difficult jobs and work very closely with community providers.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

On Where The Politically-donated Bucks Should Be Stopping
By: Gordon Campbell
Govt Acts On Fuel Market Competition
By: New Zealand Government
18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty
By: New Zealand Government
On Our Unreal Optimism About The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus
By: Gordon Campbell
Statement From National Party
By: New Zealand National Party
SFO Confirms Receipt Of Police File On Christchurch Mayor
By: Serious Fraud Office
Statement Of Jami-lee Ross - "Spoke Up Now Set Up"
By: Jami-Lee Ross
Foreign donation loophole still wide open
By: Jami-Lee Ross
No Place For Dirty Politics In Fisheries
By: Our Seas Our Future
Transparency International warns need for political funding reform is urgent
By: RNZ
Man Charged Over National Party Donations Planned To Go To Party's Candidate College
By: RNZ
Jacinda Ardern Tries To Soothe Virus Rift With China
By: RNZ
Coronavirus: Expert Warns More Flights Could Be Cancelled
By: RNZ
National Party Donations Case: 'I Am Now Being Painted As The Scapegoat' - Jami-Lee Ross
By: RNZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media