The purpose of the intake decision response tool is to determine the appropriate response pathway and best timeframe for the response when a concern is reported about te tamaiti.
Pathways in response to a report of concern include a child and family assessment or investigation, no further action, or a partnered response.
When we determine a report of concern requires a statutory response, we must decide the timeframe to complete the safety and risk screen.
Use these prompts from the decision response tool to gather as much information from the notifier as possible.
Many parents lightly smack their children to correct bad behaviour. We need to use professional judgement and common sense when we receive a report of concern about smacking, while also keeping safety in mind.
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