In response to COVID-19, we are modifying some of our usual practice approaches to keep our staff, tamariki and communities safe.

Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice

We have updated our guidance for Alert Level 2. Keep checking back for updates and new guidance, including our contact tracing requirements (PDF 133KB), guidance for holding tamariki and rangatahi related in-person meetings (PDF 203KB) and the planning tool for holding FGCs and hui person to person safely (PDF 168KB).

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Last updated: 01/07/2019

Family group conferencing practice standards

These practice standards cover the key practice requirements for care and protection coordinators, youth justice coordinators and social workers to support high-quality family group conferencing.

What is high-quality family group conferencing

When the family group conference process is well managed:

  • social workers provide coordinators with a comprehensive family group conference referral, informed by a quality assessment
  • tamariki, rangatahi and their family/whānau are well prepared and can actively participate
  • victims and key professionals are fully informed and engaged
  • plans are focused on the safety and wellbeing outcomes for te tamaiti, or the 4 primary considerations for youth justice (the wellbeing and best interests of rangatahi, public interest, the interests of the victim and accountability)
  • plans are supported through implementation and review.