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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Building safety around children and young people

Updated: 24 February 2017

What's Important To Us

When working with children and young people it is vital that we build safety around them in ways that will endure beyond our involvement with the family/whānau. Building safety is an ongoing process which needs to be continuously reviewed as a child or young person’s circumstances change. Factors including age, gender and history play a significant role when building safety around children and young people; what will provide safety for a teenager who is living away from home will look vastly different for a two year old who is in the care of their parents.

This key information outlines when and how to build safety around children and young people; their families and whānau. It provides clarity around the principles and key elements of the building safety approach and where to find more information.