We undertake a number of assessments for tamariki and rangatahi in our care
Tamariki in care often have complex needs. We use the Tuituia assessment framework to understand the challenges faced by te tamaiti along with their strengths.
Assessing the safety needs for tamariki and rangatahi in care means considering their physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural safety, and understanding risk and harm, and the resiliency and protective factors that exist for te tamaiti or rangatahi.
An assessment of a disabled tamaiti should consider the same domains as an assessment of a non-disabled tamaiti. While their needs may be very complex in one dimension, all areas of need require attention.
The needs of te tamaiti will determine how frequently they are visited by their social worker while in care.