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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/caring-for-children-and-young-people/key-information/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Caring for children and young people policy — Key information

Updated: 17 February 2017

What's important to us

We want all tamariki (children and young people) 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 tamariki 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 tamariki.

Babysitting and overnight stays: When children or young people are in care

Consenting to medical examination and treatment

Cumulative harm

Custody, guardianship and wardship

Grief and separation when a child or young person enters care

Policy: Support for tamariki in care or custody

Higher Foster Care Allowance (HFCA)

Caring for tamariki in care

Maintaining family/whānau relationships

Putting safety first: Is it ever okay to use 'reasonable force' against children and young people?

Reporting and managing missing children and young people in care

Returning children and young people safely home

Social work visits

Social workers giving evidence in Court

Specialist placements for young people with high needs

Supporting families/whanau to safely care for mokopuna at home

Transitioning between placements

Undertaking a mass allegation investigation

Use of support orders

Using video conferencing: How it can be used to support practice

Volatile substance abuse (huffing)

Working with children and young people who are placed in a Oranga Tamariki residence or supervised group home or provider placement

Working with GPs