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 tamariki:
- in the care or custody of the chief executive of Oranga Tamariki
- under a wardship order where Oranga Tamariki is acting as an agent of the Court.
Engaging with te tamaiti alone
We must try to engage with te tamaiti in private to enable them to express their views more freely. If it’s unsafe, harmful or inappropriate to do so, we must record the reasons for this and what we intend to do differently to enable them to safely express their views.
If you’re visiting a tamaiti considered high risk because of their offending — additional requirements
There are additional requirements for a tamaiti we are involved with through Youth Justice and who is considered high risk because of their offending. These requirements are set out in the Management of High Risk Children and Young People (youth justice) policy.