Allegations against caregivers will be addressed with the well-being and safety of a child/young person at the forefront of concerns. The allegation process is to be transparent and in accordance with the principles of natural justice, accountability and consistency. Each allegation will be promptly and thoroughly addressed.
Oranga Tamariki will address the issue whilst preserving the dignity, integrity and well-being of the caregiving family/whānau.
In all actions by social workers the paramountcy of the child or young person is the most important consideration.