Glenn Inquiry report highlights need for whole-of-government approach to family violence


The Public Service Association (PSA) says The People’s Blueprint report by the Glenn Inquiry makes a strong case for a whole-of-government approach to combatting family violence, and highlights some of the ways we could do things better.

Richard Wagstaff, PSA National Secretary, said “This report is further evidence of the need for genuine state sector reform in New Zealand,”


“Victims of family violence deserve the best support from the public services they need, but siloed ministries are unable to coordinate to provide it.


“The proposal for a standalone agency to oversee family violence work across government is worthy of serious consideration.


“Public servants are dedicated but need proper training and support to deliver the best services.


“The Government needs to take this report seriously, and work to address the many issues it raises with how our public sector and contracting models currently function.


“PSA members working across the public service want to get this right – we’re looking forward to working together with government to meet these challenges,” said Richard Wagstaff.




The People’s Blueprint


The PSA is engaging with public sector workplaces on ways to support victims of family violence at work.