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).

Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/policy/support-for-tamariki-in-care-or-custody/
Printed: 05/06/2020
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Last updated: 26/05/2020

Support for tamariki in care or custody

This policy outlines our support obligations to address the needs of tamariki in the care or custody of the chief executive.

Support for assessed need

We must ensure that support is available to all tamariki in our care or custody to meet their assessed needs. This includes areas of need that must be supported under the National Care Standards:

  • identity and culture
  • connection with family/whānau, hapū, iwi and family group
  • safety
  • behavioural development
  • play, recreation and community
  • emotional
  • education and training
  • health and disability
  • frequency of visits to te tamaiti.

Policy: Assessment

Required steps when supporting certain areas of need

When thinking about the needs for tamariki in our care or custody, some areas of support require certain steps to be taken. They include:

  • whānau connections
  • culture, belonging and identity
  • play, recreation and community activities
  • health and disability
  • education and training
  • complaints, feedback or raising concerns.