About this site
The Practice Centre is owned and maintained by Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children. It's an online resource for practitioners.
Practitioners can use this website for direction and guidance in their work with children, young people and their families/whānau. It is also available to members of the public.
The Practice Centre holds information from policy statements that state the requirements or 'must do's' for practice, to practice guidance, tools, information and frameworks for practitioners to use as a resource in their role.
The Office of the Chief Social Worker/Professional Practice is responsible for approving content for the Practice Centre.
Accessing PDF files
Some content on this site has been published in PDF format. Where possible we also publish these PDF files in RTF (Rich Text Format) or other electronic formats to improve the accessibility of our information.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. You can downloaded this for free.