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
Who this policy applies to
This policy applies to all tamariki we work with.
Privacy considerations when sharing information
Unless it’s impractical or inappropriate to do so, we must:
- consult with te tamaiti when we are considering sharing information we hold about them
- ensure te tamaiti has an opportunity to discuss how information will be shared.
Taking the views of te tamaiti into account and explaining decisions
The views and wishes of te tamaiti, alongside consideration of their welfare and best interests, must be taken into account for any significant decision that affects them.
The decision, the reasons for it, and how it will affect te tamaiti must be explained to them in a way that they can understand and respects their mana.
If a significant decision is made which is different from the views te tamaiti has expressed we must explain this to te tamaiti and record the reasons why.