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Seeking solutions with families

Updated: 01 April 2017

What's Important To Us

Family/whānau decision-making is at the heart of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. The key strength of family/whānau decision-making is the involvement of all those who know and are committed to the child or young person concerned, including the child or young person. Children and young people and their families/whānau have a right to come together and create their own solutions to issues concerning their safety and well-being. Families/whānau are the experts of their own lives.

This policy focuses on working with families/whānau to develop solutions to respond to care and wellbeing concerns for their children and young people.

It covers the participation of children and young people, using family/whānau agreements to support families/whānau, and the family group conference.