Please sign this petition to tell the Minister of Social Development we must protect people’s privacy when accessing social services.
The National Government is making community organisations hand over information about individual clients if they want government funding.
But the Green Party knows that trust and confidentiality is essential for people seeking the help of social workers and organisations like budgeting and counselling services.
Going to a social service for help takes a leap of faith. Admitting you're not coping financially or you want to leave to a violent relationship is often really hard, and you need to be able to trust the people you're talking to.
Forcing community organisations services to share client information creates another barrier to getting help and won’t lead to better outcomes.