Partnering to build understanding
Working in partnership means we value whānau and family as partners, seeking their understandings, views and solutions, alongside a range of iwi, community and professional colleagues.
This means we:
- listen to and value the voice, lived experience and worldviews of tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau or family
- confidently have challenging conversations about the impacts of harm on tamariki and rangatahi and how this affects oranga (wellbeing)
- partner and plan with tamariki/mokopuna, rangatahi and whānau or family and our partners to build safety and achieve oranga (wellbeing), applying Te Ao Māori values and beliefs
- understand the role, purpose and perspective of our professional partners, and why they might have formed a view which differs from our own – and are able to discuss this.