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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/caring-for-children-and-young-people/key-information/maintaining-family-whanau-relationships/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Maintaining family/whānau relationships

Updated: 24 February 2017

What's Important To Us

When mokopuna cannot live at home it is important that they have meaningful contact with their family/whānau. Family/whānau will be part of their life forever, and they need to have safe and nurturing contact with family/whānau who can help them understand who they are and their place in the wider family/whānau system.

This key information discusses how contact can be utilised to support and maintain the relationship between a mokopuna and their family/whānau when the mokopuna is living away from home.