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Last updated: 30/06/2023


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.

Updates made to this policy

This policy has been strengthened to emphasise that assessment is informed by all information received or gathered throughout our involvement. This may include visual information (such as photos).

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 completing the initial assessment and determining whether further assessment is necessary, we must:

  • follow the intake decision response guidelines to determine the appropriate pathway and timeframe for response to a report of concern – this will include assessing all information gathered and received after the initial report of concern, including visual information such as photos
  • record the rationale for each decision on CYRAS and have it approved by a supervisor.

Overview of the intake decision response tool

Policy: Case recording