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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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Securing permanency

Updated: 21 June 2017

This key information discusses the importance of finding a permanent placement for mokopuna, and the options available for this.

Stability of care supports better outcomes for mokopuna than multiple moves and placement disruption (Atwool, 2010; Jones, 2011; Rubin et al, 2012).

Mokopuna need to know that life has predictability and continuity (Maluccio, Fein & Olmstead, 1986). A permanent living arrangement gives mokopuna a stable environment in which to grow up but, more than this, it gives them relationships for life which are enduring, secure and nurturing.