Upcoming changes for this guidance
This content will be strengthened so it more completely reflects our commitment to practice framed by te Tiriti o Waitangi, based on a mana-enhancing paradigm for practice, and drawing from Te Ao Māori principles of oranga to support mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga. We each need to consider how we can apply these principles to our practice when reading this guidance. The following resources provide support:
Practice for working effectively with Māori
Our practice shift
What is the Child Protection Protocol
When a case of potential abuse, neglect or harm may be a criminal offence, we must work together with Police to investigate. The Child Protection Protocol (CPP) is the process that we follow.
When to follow it
Cases that must follow the CPP include:
- physical abuse that meets the CPP definition
- sexual abuse
- neglect that meets the CPP definition.
The CPP definitions are on pages 6 to 8 of the joint operating procedures.
How to follow it
You can download the CPP joint operating procedures document to find out more.