Updated: 24 February 2017
Mokopuna achieve their greatest potential in families/whānau where they are safe, secure and have a sense of belonging and connectedness. Mokopuna in the custody of the chief executive have the right to stability of care which provides them with this experience.
When it is not possible for mokopuna to return to their parents or usual guardians’ care we must find them a family/whānau where they will feel loved, wanted, and valued and where their significant connections are maintained. Securing a permanent care arrangement for mokopuna is key to promoting their sense of identity and belonging.