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Printed: 24/10/2021
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Last updated: 09/08/2021

Assessment

Quality assessment ensures our decision-making responds to the individual immediate and long-term needs of all tamariki and rangatahi we work with. Quality assessments give effect to the Oranga Tamariki practice standards and the National Care Standards.

Upcoming changes for this policy

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 policy. The following resources provide support:
Practice for working effectively with Māori
Our practice shift

Updates made to policy

The role of the care and protection resource panel has been clarified.

Who this policy applies to

This policy applies:

  • to all tamariki with whom we work
  • across all stages of our work, from intake to case closure.

Report of concern

When determining whether assessment is necessary or desirable we must:

  • follow the intake decision response guidelines to determine the appropriate pathway and timeframe for response to a report of concern
  • record the rationale for each decision on CYRAS and have it approved by a supervisor.

Using the intake decision response tool