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

Updated: 05 July 2018

What's Important To Us

The decision to place a child or young person in an Oranga Tamariki residence or supervised group home, or with a service provider is never one that is made lightly. In these situations the child or young person will likely have complex needs that just can’t be met by our caregivers or by their whānau or family, and they may require extra support and oversight to keep them safe. It is important that when our children and young people are in these types of placements we don’t lose sight of them or their specific needs, and we keep on track with planning for their future.

This key information provides information about social work and practitioner roles and responsibilities before, during and after a child or young person has been placed with a provider, in a supervised group home or in a residence.

It is important that when our children and young people are in these types of placements we don’t lose sight of their specific needs, regularly hear their voices, have their voices reflected in the plan, communicate with whanau and we keep on track with planning for their future.