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Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice

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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.