Legislative changes are in effect from 1 July 2019. We are introducing new ways of working with our tamariki, family/whānau and communities and new content is being added to the Practice Centre. Check out our 'What we’re working on' section. We welcome your feedback.

What we're working on

Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/policy/working-with-disabled-tamariki-who-require-a-specialised-out-of-home-placement/
Printed: 20/10/2019
Printed pages may be out of date. Please check this information is current before using it in your practice.

Last updated: 01/07/2019

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 intranet: Section 141 Agreements for extended care of severely disabled children and young people