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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/policy/support-for-tamariki-in-care-or-custody/
Printed: 23/01/2020
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Last updated: 05/08/2019

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.

Who this policy applies to

This policy applies to all tamariki in our care or custody.

Staff resource: Who the National Care Standards apply to (pdf 127KB)

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.