Key information — Seeking solutions with families policy
What's Important To Us
Family/whānau decision-making is at the heart of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989. The key strength of family/whānau decision-making is the involvement of all those who know and are committed to the child or young person concerned, including the child or young person. Children and young people and their families/whānau have a right to come together and create their own solutions to issues concerning their safety and well-being. Families/whānau are the experts of their own lives.