In response to COVID-19, we are modifying some of our usual practice approaches to keep our staff, tamariki and communities safe.

Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice

We have updated our guidance for Alert Level 2. Keep checking back for updates and new guidance, including our contact tracing requirements (PDF 133KB), guidance for holding tamariki and rangatahi related in-person meetings (PDF 203KB) and the planning tool for holding FGCs and hui person to person safely (PDF 168KB).

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This page provides an overview of the disability practice triggers designed to support and strengthen social work practice.The disability practice triggers are designed for use by all social work staff.

Every social worker including youth justice, care and protection, adoptions and residential will have worked with a disabled child at some point in their career. The disability practice triggers focus on two key areas: services and supports for disabled children, and the importance of communication with disabled children in order to establish their views. The disability practice triggers are an enhancement to the practice frameworks and work in conjunction with the perspectives and principles.

Disability resources