Responsibilities of Oranga Tamariki
The social worker for the rangatahi must ensure the rangatahi is encouraged to drive safely, by considering:
- whether a defensive driving course is appropriate
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- accessing and using Waka Kotahi and ACC’s online learning tool
The social worker for the rangatahi must provide the private vehicle owner and the rangatahi with information so they can each make an informed decision about the use of the vehicle.
If an incident occurs while the rangatahi is using the vehicle they are insured to drive, and the vehicle owner needs to make an insurance claim, the vehicle owner must:
- lodge the claim with their insurance company, and
- advise the Oranga Tamariki social worker for the rangatahi.
Use of Oranga Tamariki vehicles
Rangatahi are never allowed to drive an Oranga Tamariki vehicle. Oranga Tamariki vehicles are for the use of staff only.
Transition support service
If rangatahi are eligible for the transition support service (because they have left care or custody), they may be able to get financial assistance and advice for using another person’s vehicle.