What Drives Mirror

Mission Statement

Āwhinatia ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi kia eke rātou ki te taumata o te māramatanga

Support & uplift children and young people so they can ascend to the pinnacle of wisdom

The Paramountcy Principle

Mirror Services is committed to the welfare and best interests of children, young people and their whānau.

Aroha Ki Te Tamariki Trust affirms the following:

  • The rights of children and young people to be heard, respected and treated as individuals.
  • The rights of children and young people to be upheld within their whānau system.
  • The importance of involving children and young people and their whānau in decisions that affect both the child or young person and their whānau.
  • The role of wider community structures in maintaining systems for children and young people that allow them to grow and develop within a safe environment.

Kaupapa

The Aroha Ki Te Tamariki Trust is committed to delivering services to any child or young person from the age of 0 to 22 years. This may be individual and/or whānau services. Where the services involve Māori the basis of the relationship shall be the Treaty of Waitangi.

Our Values

  • Manaakitanga
  • Authenticity
  • Whānaungatanga
  • Aroha
  • Integrity
  • Compassion

Organisation Goals

  1. To work for and/or resource projects that benefit the wellbeing of the community as a whole with a primary, but not exclusive, focus on children and young people;
  2. To educate, work with and assist children and young people and develop leadership;
  3. To resource initiatives and activities that foster social responsibility and opportunities for the personal development of children and young people;
  4. To provide assistance for personal relationship and family challenges, mental health issues, substance use and violence amongst children and young people in a culturally responsive way;
  5. To establish and operate within the community, intervention services for children and young people in order to provide a positive, caring and safe environment for children and young people at risk in the community and to act as a referral agency for children and young people to other organisations;
  6. To provide assistance and support to adolescent offenders and substance users in Court and welfare proceedings;
  7. To operate treatment programmes for adolescent substance users; and
  8. To conduct any other services that may be required to effectively assist adolescent offenders and substance users and address the problem of family breakdown, substance use and violence.