In response to COVID-19, we are modifying some of our usual practice approaches to keep our staff, tamariki and communities safe.

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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Custody, guardianship and wardship

Updated: 10 July 2014

What's Important To Us

There are different court orders that have the effect of placing a child or young person in the care of the chief executive. It is important for the child or young person's social worker to understand the rights, powers and responsibilities that are applicable to each order and what is required of them as the delegated representative of the chief executive.

The following provides information about custody, guardianship and wardship and provides guidance around how to meet responsibilities when these orders are granted.