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What we're working on

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Printed: 22/10/2019
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Strengthening our response to unborn babies

What's Important To Us

When we are made aware of concerns before birth we have a unique opportunity to work with families/whānau and other professionals to assess parenting capacity, assess needs and implement a plan that will build a set of ‘eyes' around the newborn infant and provide a multi-agency approach to safety.

We know that newborn babies are extremely vulnerable. It is important that we look to the future and consider how the family/whānau will be supported to ensure not just immediate safety after birth but also the brightest future for their child.