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/working-with-disabled-tamariki-who-require-a-specialised-out-of-home-placement/
Printed: 04/06/2020
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Last updated: 11/11/2019

Working with disabled tamariki who require a specialised out-of-home placement

This policy outlines the ways to provide support for disabled tamariki with high and complex needs and may require a specialised out-of-home placement.

Who this policy applies to

Tamariki who have high and complex disability needs and may require a specialised out-of-home placement.

What is a specialised out-of-home placement

The needs of te tamaiti are high and complex, which requires caregivers or service providers to have disability expertise and, in some cases, environmental adaptations.

Section 141 care agreements

There will be a transition period for tamariki currently in a specialised out-of-home placement with a section 141 agreement. Before the start of the transition process we must speak to our regional disability advisor for individual case advice.

Staff resource (Digital Workplace): Section 141 agreements for extended care of severely disabled children and young people

Staff resource (non Digital Workplace): Section 141 agreements for extended care of severely disabled children and young people