Legislative changes are in effect from 1 July 2019. We are introducing new ways of working with our tamariki, family/whānau and communities and new content is being added to the Practice Centre. Check out our 'What we’re working on' section. We welcome your feedback.

What we're working on

Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/caregiver-assessment-and-approval/key-information/definitions/
Printed: 22/10/2019
Printed pages may be out of date. Please check this information is current before using it in your practice.

Definitions: Legal status to place children and young people in care

What's Important To Us

We want all mokopuna to reach their potential. Wherever possible we need to support their family/whānau to care safely for them, and to support extended family/whānau to provide care when mokopuna are unable to live with their parents. This includes working in partnership with family/whānau, supporting their participation in decision-making, and the provision of safe and secure care of their mokopuna.

Legal status under which a child or young person can be placed by the Oranga Tamariki.