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White Ribbon relay helps fight domestic violence
16 Nov 2015

Already the White Ribbon relay event has become a firm favourite on the calendar for many New Plymouth people.

Grant Coward says elder abuse rife in Taranaki
15 Jun 2015

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Sadly, it could just as easily be subtitled "and Taranaki's got nothing to be proud of".

About Taranaki Safe Families Trust

What we do?

Partnering with the community to promote positive change, we raise awareness, educate, promote services and support and strengthen, with the goal of domestic violence prevention.

We also aim to:

  • Work together for greater impact, and to avoid duplication
  • Provide information in a supportive and empowering way
  • Ensure information is accurate, up to date, and based on the best knowledge available


How do we deliver?

TSFT achieves its goals by training and educating on the impact of violence and interacting with the community.


Reaching people through sport

Engaging with whanau, coaches, managers and fans reviewing club documentation and providing resources to reinforce non-violence.


Reaching people through business - workplace and community

Promoting the message "Good for staff, good for business" employers recognise that what is happening in their staffs personal lives may have an effect on what is happening at work.


We offer training to empower people to Recognise, Respond and Refer with confidence.

Identifying champions that are go-to people within a workplace or the community.

Provide them with key steps for an ongoing referral process.


It's Not OK & White Ribbon Campaigns

We also work with the national It's Not OK and White Ribbon teams to deliver the messages of these campaigns. This includes holding a street relay in New Plymouth, and also an event in South Taranaki in November on White Ribbon day.