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Practice note: Can the family group conference record differing positions in the plan? 

The family group conference is safeguarded in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, and care is required when we record agreement and non-agreement.

The law requires us to focus on matters that were agreed. We can inform the Court that agreement was not reached but must not provide detail about matters that were not agreed. The Court is not able to hear about the discussions held at the family group conference or the views expressed at the family group conference. This protection encourages free and frank discussion at the conference.