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Last updated: 20/07/2023

Caregivers – Review of caregiver approval

The requirements for the review of a caregiver’s approval status.

Who this policy applies to

This policy applies to all Oranga Tamariki approved caregivers.

When this policy doesn’t apply

This policy doesn’t apply to caregivers of a section 396 provider care partner, who are reviewed through the care partner.

This policy doesn’t apply to the review of adoptive applicants. For information about the review of adoptive applicant approval, refer to the adoptive applicant support and review guidance.

The purpose of the approval review

The purpose of the approval review is to assess the caregiver’s ongoing willingness and suitability to provide care. We must consider the caregiver and their household as a whole.

Who carries out the review

The approval review is carried out by the caregiver social worker in partnership with the caregiver.

We must also consult with the social worker of any tamariki placed with, or recently in the care of, the caregiver.