Knowledge and practice

Updated: 08 November 2017

Practices in working with vulnerable children and young people, their families and whānau evolve over time informed from a range of sources. Frameworks that support good practice need to be responsive to cultural imperatives, underpinned by strong ethical values and informed by quality research.

The Oranga Tamariki Practice Framework is a high level practice guide for our organisation.

It is for everyone working directly with tamariki, their whānau (hapū and iwi) and their caregiving families. This includes practitioners working in prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support services.

The framework consists of practice standards, practice standards guidance and a knowledge and evidence base.

The practice framework is an overarching framework for practice, and it acts as the core document for guiding practice. More detailed practice expectations will be developed specifically for prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support services over time. Supporting guidance for practice in these service areas will also be added over time.