Resources — After the youth justice family group conference policy
Updated: 01 July 2016
What's Important To Us
Our social work interventions acknowledge the child or young person as a member of their local community through a carefully monitored and regularly reviewed comprehensive plan. The plan will reflect a genuine engagement with, and understanding of, the child or young person, their needs and strengths, and how best to motivate them to change.
Timely assessment and engaging supports are an integral part of generating change and positive outcomes for children and young people. With these in place, Oranga Tamariki can respond to a child or young person’s offending and work toward the reduction and prevention of their re-offending.
When a plan is developed it is important that it is monitored to ensure that people are carrying out their tasks, that things are on track, and that progress is being achieved. It means we can identify when something isn't happening, or isn't working well and we can remedy it. Regularly reviewing the plan provides encouragement for the child or young person and assures the victim that the child or young person is being held accountable for their actions as well as improving their wellbeing.
This policy outlines the actions required to support the successful outcome of a family group conference plan for a child or young person.
In addition to this practice guidance, Va'aifetu and the Family Group Conference Practice Standards (PDF 428.49KB) should inform all family group conference practice.