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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/
Printed: 21/06/2019
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Policy

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After the youth justice family group conference

This policy identifies tasks and keeping things on track after the youth justice family group conference.

Assessment and decision making

The requirements for quality assessment and decision-making. This policy ensures that our response to each tamaiti meets their immediate and long-term needs.

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Caregiver assessment and approval

This policy outlines the requirements for the assessment and approval of family/whānau caregivers, non-family/whānau caregivers, and domestic and inter-country adoptive parents.

Caregiver review

This policy has now moved.

Caregiver support

This policy has now moved.

Caring for children and young people

This policy outlines key expectations when working with tamariki where Oranga Tamariki has casework responsibility, under an open intervention phase - care or protection and youth justice.

Convening the youth justice family group conference

This policy outlines key responsibilities when setting up a youth justice family group conference to ensure that it is unique to the child or young person and their circumstances.

Court plans

This policy outlines the process and content requirements for creating good court plans. It does not detail the end-to-end process of filing applications, affidavits, plans, reports and recommending a discharge of orders in the family court.

Creating families through adoption

This policy outlines the key practice requirements for Oranga Tamariki social workers in four areas of work.

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Holding the youth justice family group conference

This policy outlines key responsibilities when holding a youth justice family group conference that is unique to the child or young person and their circumstances.

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Management of high risk children and young people (youth justice)

This policy provides guidelines to identify who are the high risk children and young people. It describes intensive case management and supervision proceedures and key responsibilities.

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Noho ake Oranga – permanency and enhancing wellbeing for tamariki in care

This policy describes and responds to the permanent care needs of tamariki in the custody of the chief executive. It outlines the critical requirements when returning tamariki to the care of their parents or usual guardians and when making permanent ...

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Participation and views of children and young people

This policy brings together the key expectations when working with children and young people where Oranga Tamariki has casework responsibility (care and protection or youth justice).

Professional supervision

This policy has now moved.

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Recording

This policy highlights the expectations around recording and identifies the key practice areas where recording will be focused.

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Seeking solutions with families

This policy focuses on working with families/whānau to develop solutions to respond to care and wellbeing concerns for their children and young people.

Sharing and use of information

This policy outlines the expectations around information gathered by Oranga Tamariki, including notifier confidentiality and the sharing of information with others.

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When children and young people move (including overseas)

This policy outlines requirements when there is a case transfer, and when mokopuna are living outside their normal area or home country, or travelling either locally or internationally.

Working with children and young people in residences

This policy outlines what residential staff must do while working with children and young people in residences.

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Youth Court

This policy describes the Youth Court process and our roles and responsibilities as required under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

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