Guide to Effective and Safe Practice in Youth Mentoring, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2nd Edition

Published online: 
29 June 2016

Mentoring can have a powerful and positive influence on the lives of young people as they grow and transition into adulthood.

As part of the Children’s Action Plan (CAP) released in October 2012, the New Zealand Government announced a set of actions to fundamentally change and improve the way we identify, support and protect vulnerable children and young people.

This included the promotion of youth mentoring and in 2013 the Ministry of Health, Children’s Action Plan, New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network (NZYMN) and the Ministry of Youth Development partnered together to develop Safe Practice Guidelines for Youth Mentoring Programmes.

In June 2016, the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network (NZYMN) launched the second edition of the Guide to Effective and Safe Practice in Youth Mentoring, Aotearoa New Zealand. The 2013 Safe Practice Guidelines have now been integrated in to this, creating a single Guide for New Zealand that seamlessly promotes safe and effective practice.

The Guide is a useful resource for anyone supporting youth development including: mentoring, and youth development programme providers, social service agencies that deliver mentoring services, school based mentoring programmes and funders.

For more information or to order a hard copy of the Guide please contact the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    29 June 2016
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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