This policy identifies the steps in the process of responding to allegations against caregivers including how the assessment/investigation is carried out, who needs to be involved and how the outcome of the assessment/investigation is managed.
This policy outlines the practice and process requirements for quality assessment and decision making, to ensure that every mokopuna who comes to our attention has a response that is unique to their needs, strengths, risks and circumstances.
This policy outlines key expectations when working with mokopuna where Oranga Tamariki has casework responsibility, under an open intervention phase - care or protection and youth justice. This includes all mokopuna involved with Oranga Tamariki via family/whānau agreements, care agreements, plans developed at a family group conference, and Court orders. Some sections apply only to mokopuna in the custody of the chief executive.
This policy outlines the process and content requirements for creating good court plans. It does not detail the end-to-end process of filing applications, affidavits, plans, reports and recommending a discharge of orders in the family court.
This policy describes and responds to the permanent care needs of mokopuna in the custody of the chief executive. It outlines the critical requirements when returning mokopuna to the care of their parents or usual guardians and when making permanent care arrangements for those unable to return home.
Professional supervision is one of the key enablers that can make positive shifts in practice leading to improved outcomes for tamariki. It provides a formal and on-going process that is vital to quality child-centred practice, professional development, relationship enhancement and practitioner wellbeing.
This policy focuses on working with families/whānau to develop solutions to respond to care and wellbeing concerns for their children and young people. It covers the participation of children and young people, using family/whānau agreements to support families/whānau, and the family group conference.
This policy outlines Te Toka Tumoana - our Indigenous & Bicultural Principled Framework. It describes the principles/values of the framework that guides practitioners, managers and leaders through all work with mokopuna and whānau Māori.