3 results for month: 04/2020


Dingwall takes a cautious approach to L3

CEO Claudine Young has thanked the 200 Dingwall staff, children and young people for doing their bit as part of New Zealand’s “team of five million” to beat Covid-19.“Everyone has helped to get through this with strength, resilience, patience, humour and kindness. It is the sacrifices we have all made that have allowed the government to reduce the alert level from today.”However, Dingwall Trust will take a cautious approach to the new level of restrictions.This means non-essential visits to the site cannot resume yet. Children and young people will continue their online learning on site and not attend school while social workers will ...

Stand at Dawn

The children and caregivers in isolation at Dingwall, and support staff at home in their bubbles, were among those honouring our fallen service men and women this morning. The caregivers will hold two services today. The children and young people spent yesterday creating crosses and poppies.Anzac Day is especially poignant at Dingwall Trust as its inception by David Dingwall was born out of the devastation wrought by WWI and the need to support children and families who had lost loved ones. Then, many of the early residents went on to serve during WWII and other conflicts such as the Korean War, some making the ultimate sacrifice.Those fallen ...

Kudos to our caregivers

As New Zealand enters its second week in Covid-19 Alert Level 4, Dingwall Trust CEO Claudine Young paid tribute to the amazing job residential caregivers are doing looking after the children and young people in their care. "Our caregivers are essential workers under lockdown rules and are carrying on their incredible love and protection of children in the care of Dingwall Trust in very challenging circumstances. “They are supporting the children without their own normal support network on site – almost all other staff are working remotely, including social workers and administration.” Despite this, the caregivers are pulling ...