The Tuituia framework and tools
The Tuituia framework and domains
An overview of how to use the Tuituia framework and information on each of the domains and subdomains, including dynamic risk factors.
Using the Tuituia recording tool
Guidance for using the Summary of needs and strengths and Why we are involved and what we are worried about sections of the Tuituia recording tool.
Completing the Tuituia report
The Tuituia report is the written record of an assessment at a single point in time.
Intake decision response tool
Overview of the intake decision response tool
We use the intake decision response tool (DRT) to decide on the appropriate report of concern response pathway when we receive information or concerns for tamariki, including those in care.
Considerations when responding to information received
Use these prompts to gather and assess as much information as possible from the person reporting the concerns about te tamaiti.
Report of concern response timeframe
When we determine a report of concern requires a statutory response, we must decide the timeframe to complete the safety and risk screen.
Report of concern response pathway
We undertake the core assessment phase for a child and family assessment or investigation.
Considerations when developing a decision response
Pathways in response to a report of concern include no further action and refer to services.
Other practice and assessment tools
Safety and risk screen
The safety and risk screen identifies if there are concerns that warrant immediate action by Oranga Tamariki to secure the safety of te tamaiti.
Child/young person and family consult
The consult aims to increase safety for te tamaiti or rangatahi by using the existing strengths and resources of the whānau or family to address areas of danger or harm.
SACS, Kessler and Suicide screens (SKS)
The SKS screens help us assess whether te tamaiti is dealing with substance abuse issues, suffering from psychological distress, or at risk of death by suicide.
Suicide risk tool — question prompt examples
This tool provides some example questions to ask a young person who might be at risk of suicide.
A gateway assessment is an interagency process that helps to clarify and identify ways to address the health and education needs of tamariki we work with.
Three Houses engagement tool
The Three Houses are a visual way to identify strengths, risks and vulnerabilities as well as the hopes and dreams of te tamaiti and their whānau or family.
Using scaling questions
Scaling questions are a valuable assessment tool. They assume that things happen on a continuum and open up room for discussion about what could be different.
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