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Practice framework

Last updated: 07/08/2023

Ngākau whakairo

All tamariki/mokopuna, rangatahi and whānau have the right to be cared for and nurtured through mana tamaiti, whakapapa and whanaungatanga, and this is fundamental to working effectively and relationally with whānau and families in ways that heal, restore and uplift mana.

This is at the heart of our practice. Our work with all tamariki/mokopuna, rangatahi and whānau starts by recognising and upholding their inherent rights. Te Tiriti o Waitangi guides our practice relationship between the Crown and Māori so that we enact the unique rights of tangata whenua. The relationships we build must be guided by values – these include our personal values, those of our organisation and the values held by the whānau we are working with. We have a set of obligations which require us to work in ways that are guided by ethics and principles.