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Number of social service cases involving conversion therapy

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From: Harry Robson

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I have some questions for you :) :

(1) In the 2017-2018 period how many cases did social workers and / or health workers deal with that involved conversion therapy [e.g. a social worker responding to a queer young person who was harmed by it]?

(2) Broadly speaking, what were the nature of said cases?

(3) Do you have any data / information at all on the practice of conversion therapy in NZ [e.g. how many licensed health professionals, including psychologists, practice it]?
If so, could you share it?

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Conversion therapy as defined by the AMA:

“Conversion therapy” refers to any form of interventions which attempt to change an individual’s sexual orientation, sexual behaviors or gender identity.

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Kind regards,

Harry Francis Alexander Robson

6a Merlewood Avenue, 8022, Christchurch.

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Tēnā koe Harry Francis Alexander Robson

 

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Dear Harry Robson

On 13 September 2019 you emailed the Ministry requesting, under the
Official Information Act 1982, the following information:

(1) In the 2017-2018 period how many cases did social workers and / or
health workers deal with that involved conversion therapy [e.g. a social
worker responding to a queer young person who was harmed by it]?

 

(2) Broadly speaking, what were the nature of said cases?

 

(3) Do you have any data / information at all on the practice of
conversion therapy in NZ [e.g. how many licensed health professionals,
including psychologists, practice it]?

If so, could you share it?

 

We have transferred your request to Oranga Tamariki. The information to
which your request relates is believed to be more closely connected with
the functions of Oranga Tamariki. In these circumstances, we are required
by section 14 of the OIA to transfer your request.

 

You will hear further from Oranga Tamariki concerning your request. Should
you need to contact Oranga Tamariki about this, their email address is
[1][email address].

 

Thank you

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

 

 

 

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are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
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Please find attached the response to your request.

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Ministerial Support
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