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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/policy/management-of-high-risk-children-and-young-people/
Printed: 20/10/2019
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Management of high risk children and young people (youth justice)

Updated: 01 April 2017

What's Important To Us

Each child and young person who offends and is referred to us presents with specific risks to themselves and their community, including their victims. These risks are addressed through proactive engagement that mitigates this risk and increases the likelihood that the intervention being provided is successfully completed. Intensive supervision is individualised, high level support and oversight for high risk children and young people. It draws on the skills of the practitioner to plan for, engage with, and motivate the child or young person.

Intensive case management and supervision with clear timeframes and responsibilities for key operational staff will support families/whānau to manage their children and young people in residences or in the community. This approach also assists in mitigating risks to these children and young people, their victims, and the community. In order to ensure consistency and best practice, the High Risk Register must be used in all cases and not altered or amended in any way.

This policy provides guidelines to identify who are the high risk children and young people. It describes intensive case management and supervision proceedures and key responsibilities.