How to use it
The framework consists of practice standards, practice standards guidance and a knowledge and evidence base.
There is a self-assessment tool and a planning template to support implementation of the Oranga Tamariki practice standards.
Action plan — template (DOCX 387 KB)
Self-assessment — template (XLSX 85 KB)
These 8 standards provide the foundation for your practice.
See and engage tamariki
Ensure safety and wellbeing
See and engage whānau, wider family, caregivers and when appropriate victims of offending by tamariki
Use professional supervision
Work closely in partnership with others
Keep accurate records
Create, implement and review a written assessment and plan
Whakamana te tamaiti: Practice empowering tamariki Māori
Knowledge and evidence base
The 8 elements of effective practice represent our core practice beliefs, behaviours and approaches. These elements are woven throughout the practice standards.
Working effectively with Māori
Culturally informed practice
Collaboration and partnerships
Prevention and wellbeing
Te Toka Tumoana and Va'aifetū are frameworks that complement and strengthen the Oranga Tamariki practice framework.
Consider how you will weave the principles, values and knowledge within Te Toka Tumoana and Va'aifetū throughout each practice standard.
The carved entity in the image is named ‘Toka Tumoana’. Te Toka Tumoana is a distinctive rocky reef formation protruding out of the ocean, often used as a marker to navigate safely into and out of harbour. In this context, Te Toka Tumoana is the name of our Indigenous and Bicultural Principled Framework (2013–2015) built on the integrity and distinctness of Māori beliefs/practices to advance mokopuna ora.
Working with Māori: Te Toka Tumoana
This artwork was gifted by a child in our care. The turtle represents the themes of honour, responsibility, patience, faith and the preservation of the environment.
Working with Pacific peoples: Va'aifetū