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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.

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

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.