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Seeking solutions with families

Updated: 14 March 2022

What's Important To Us

Whānau or family decision-making is at the heart of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. The key strength of whānau or family decision-making is the involvement of all those who know and are committed to te tamaiti or rangatahi concerned, including te tamaiti or rangatahi. Tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau or family have a right to come together and create their own solutions to issues concerning their safety and well-being. whānau or family are the experts of their own lives. 

This policy focuses on working with whānau or family to develop solutions to respond to care and wellbeing concerns for their tamariki and rangatahi. It covers the participation of tamariki and rangatahi and using family/whānau agreements to support whānau or family.

Practice framework prompts for this policy

Our practice framework helps us make sense of and organise our practice so it is framed in te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi), and draws from te ao Māori principles of oranga, within the context of our role in statutory child protection and youth justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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