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Casenote examples

This key information provides an example of a casenote to demonstrate a poor example of the same casenote.

The importance of keeping quality casenotes

All Oranga Tamariki social workers are required to keep accurate, up-to-date and detailed records of relevant information related to the tamaiti they are working with.

A quality casenote can help to keep track of te tamaiti as well as providing reference for their case history. A quality casenote will be easily understood, in content and context, by anyone reading it (not just the person who wrote it). It will contain information that is relevant to the progress of te tamaiti, and will not contain extraneous information.

Please refer to the practice framework for more information.

Practice standard: Keep accurate records

Practice standard guidance: Keep accurate records