What to do if criminal behaviour by a caregiver is alleged
Once you become aware of alleged criminal behaviour, discuss with your supervisor to determine the best course of action, including notifying Police if appropriate. Oranga Tamariki will then cooperate with the Police as required.
Legal services may also need to be involved, particularly if the best course of action is not clear.
Reviewing a caregiver who has been charged with or convicted of an offence
If a caregiver is charged with, or convicted of, an offence, we must review their approval status.
When reviewing the caregiver's status, consider:
- What risk does the alleged offending present to a child or young person?
- Is the caregiver an appropriate role model?
- How does this impact on their ability to provide care for a child or young person?