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Noho ake Oranga – permanency and enhancing wellbeing for tamariki in care

Updated: 07 June 2018

What's Important To Us

Tamariki achieve their greatest potential within whānau where they are safe, secure, and have a sense of belonging and connectedness. Tamariki in the custody of the chief executive have the right to stability of care, which provides them with this experience.

When it is not possible for tamariki to return to their parents’ or usual guardians’ care, we must find them a whānau where they will feel loved, wanted, and valued, and where their significant connections are maintained. Securing a permanent care arrangement for tamariki is the key to promoting their sense of identity and belonging.

This policy describes and responds to the permanent care needs of tamariki in the custody of the chief executive. It outlines the critical requirements when returning tamariki to the care of their parents or usual guardians and when making permanent care arrangements for those unable to return home.