New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Please read the guidance.

COVID-19: implications for our practice

Page URL:
Printed: 02/08/2021
Printed pages may be out of date. Please check this information is current before using it in your practice.

The Practice Centre is being improved. We're moving content out of this section as we rewrite it.

Assessment and decision making policy — Resources

Updated: 24 February 2017

Index page for Assessment and decision making resources.

Intake decision resources


Child Protection Protocol resources

Child Protection Protocol

Specialist child interviewing

Mass allegation investigations

Tuituia resources

Tuituia framework and tools

Tuituia framework and domains

Subsequent children resources

Safety of subsequent children: International literature review. Anne Kerslake Hendricks and Katie Stevens, Families Commission Research and Evaluation Team, January 2012

Safety of subsequent children: Māori children and whānau: A review of selected literature. Fiona Cram, PhD, Katoa Ltd, for the Families Commission—Kōmihana ā Whānau , January 2012

Subsequent children — step by step guide (PDF 419 KB)

Subsequent child — section 18A assessment by social worker

Section 18B criteria of subsequent child provisions

Other resources

Child/young person and family consult

"Home alone" and the supervision of children and young people

Allocating a key worker and co-worker

Staff intranet: Neglect of medical care guideline - Schedule 3 of MoU with Police and DHBs

Overview of tools and processes (PDF 293 KB)

Practice triggers

SACs, Kessler and Suicide screens (SACS)

Safety and risk screen

The education screen

The Health and Education Assessment Programme (DOC 114 KB)

The Three Houses engagement tool

Towards Wellbeing suicide prevention programme

Working with Māori: Te Toka Tumoana

Working with Pacific peoples: Va'aifetū

Multi-agency safety plan (DOC 145 KB)

Towards well-being: Responding to the needs of young people (PDF 1 MB)


Infant mental health and child protection (Best Practice magazine)