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Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice during Alert Level 1

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Assessing safety and wellbeing when parents or caregivers have lost the care of other mokopuna

What's Important To Us

Evidence shows that past behaviour is often a good predictor of future behaviour. Unless significant change has occurred, there is significant risk of harm to mokopuna who are parented by someone who has had a child or young person previously removed due to abuse or neglect, or has been convicted of the murder, manslaughter or infanticide of a previous child or young person.

This key information will help you to identify and manage situations where a care and protection assessment - the assessment that is completed as part of your investigation or child and family assessment (CFA) - is required for a child being born to a parent or moving into a home where other children or young people have been removed due to safety concerns.