On this page you will find an alphabetical list of the practice policies held in the Practice Centre.
This policy identifies tasks and keeping things on track after the youth justice family group conference.
How to respond to allegations, including keeping tamariki safe, carrying out the assessment or investigation, and managing the outcome report and review.
This policy outlines the practice and process requirements for quality assessment and decision making, to ensure that every mokopuna who comes to our attention has a response that is unique to their needs, strengths, risks and circumstances.
This policy outlines the requirements for the assessment and approval of family/whānau caregivers, non-family/whānau caregivers, and domestic and inter-country adoptive parents.
This policy applies to all caregivers who are approved to care for tamariki in the care or custody of the Chief Executive and section 396 providers.
This policy applies to Oranga Tamariki approved caregivers (both family/whānau and non-family/whānau) who are caring for children and young people in the care or custody of the Chief Executive.
This policy outlines key expectations when working with tamariki where Oranga Tamariki has casework responsibility, under an open intervention phase - care or protection and youth justice.
This policy outlines key responsibilities when setting up a youth justice family group conference to ensure that it is unique to the child or young person and their circumstances.
This policy outlines the process and content requirements for creating good court plans. It does not detail the end-to-end process of filing applications, affidavits, plans, reports and recommending a discharge of orders in the family court.
This policy outlines the key practice requirements for Oranga Tamariki social workers in four areas of work.
This policy outlines key responsibilities when holding a youth justice family group conference that is unique to the child or young person and their circumstances.
This policy provides guidelines to identify who are the high risk children and young people. It describes intensive case management and supervision proceedures and key responsibilities.
This policy describes and responds to the permanent care needs of tamariki in the custody of the chief executive. It outlines the critical requirements when returning tamariki to the care of their parents or usual guardians and when making permanent ...
This policy brings together the key expectations when working with children and young people where Oranga Tamariki has casework responsibility (care and protection or youth justice).
Professional supervision is one of the key enablers that can make positive shifts in practice leading to improved outcomes for tamariki. It provides a formal and on-going process that is vital to quality child-centred practice, professional developme...
This policy highlights the expectations around recording and identifies the key practice areas where recording will be focused.
This policy focuses on working with families/whānau to develop solutions to respond to care and wellbeing concerns for their children and young people.
This policy outlines the expectations around information gathered by Oranga Tamariki, including notifier confidentiality and the sharing of information with others.
This policy outlines what you must do to help mokopuna who are preparing to transition from care. It includes planning, financial help, building support networks and living independently.
This policy outlines requirements when there is a case transfer, and when mokopuna are living outside their normal area or home country, or travelling either locally or internationally.
This policy outlines what residential staff must do while working with children and young people in residences.
This policy outlines Te Toka Tumoana - our Indigenous and Bicultural Principled Framework. It describes the principles/values of the framework that guides practitioners, managers and leaders through all work with mokopuna and whānau Māori.
This policy describes the Youth Court process and our roles and responsibilities as required under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.