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Te Kahu Haumaru

The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust

Advocating, Safeguarding Adults, Encouraging Independence



We are a registered Charitable Trust established in 1967.

The Personal Advocacy and Safeguarding Adults Trust provides a range of Safeguarding services and supports for Adults with care and support needs in New Zealand.

What others say:

"You have been a mighty force for good."
Family Member 2023

"You got things moving" 
Family Member April 2023

"Enlisting your help...was a game changer."
Family Member May 2023

"I wish I knew about it sooner. What a valuable resource you offer."

Family Member March 2022

"She feels that she is finally being heard"

Family member March 2022

"If it had not been for your services I would hate to think what things could of happened further to my family member."

Family Member Feb 2023



Ongoing Advocacy

Advocates establish a long term relationship of proactive support with the person. This includes our legacy Lifetime Advocacy service (no longer offered).

Short Term Advocacy

Focuses on resolving a specific issue or crisis.

Support for Decision Making

Free independent support available in Mana Whaikaha (Mid-Central) and Enabling Good Lives demonstrations (Waikato and Christchurch)

Discretionary Trust Management

Affordable management and safeguarding of trust funds on people of people receiving support.

Safeguarding Adults Response

An integrated multi-agency approach to safeguarding adults at risk of or experiencing harm, abuse or neglect.

Wellbeing Support for Survivors of Abuse

Free wellbeing support for Survivors of abuse with learning disabilities, neurodiversity or other cognitive impairments.

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