How we use the intake decision response tool
1 Gather and assess information
We use prompts to gather and assess as much information as possible from the person reporting the concerns about te tamaiti.
2 Develop a decision response
If we determine that a report of concern requires a statutory response, we must decide the timeframe to complete the safety and risk screen.
We then undertake the core assessment phase for a child and family assessment or investigation.
If we determine that a report of concern doesn't require a statutory response, we can still refer to services or we can decide that no further action is needed.
3 Record the decision response
We use contact records or casenotes to record decision responses.