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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.