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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 whānau or family. Whānau or family will be part of their life forever, and they need to have safe and nurturing contact with whānau or family who can help them understand who they are and their place in the wider whānau or family system.

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