Why do we have this standard?
Tamariki and their whānau often have complex needs and inherent strengths that require careful attention as we work with them on their journey towards oranga and wellbeing. Meeting these needs and building effectively on these strengths is best met through a range of people’s involvement and support.
To be effective, we need to work in close partnership with key people, groups, services and organisations, that have the skills and resources to best meet the needs and build on the strengths of tamariki and their whānau. We will work with whānau, hapū and iwi.
Some of the groups we may work with include:
- universal services such as schools and health providers
- Māori/iwi affiliated organisations
- Pacific communities, ethnic community leaders, spiritual leaders and community groups
- specialist service providers
- Police and courts.
It is important to involve our partners in integrated, dynamic, ongoing assessments with te tamaiti and whānau. Best practice involves developing a single, collaborative plan, sharing information and coordinating service delivery.
We need to actively enable and support tamariki and whānau to engage with services. Practitioners should also be proactive in sharing information in a way that best meets the needs of tamariki, in accordance with legislation.