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Seeking safe solutions and developing good plans

Updated: 21 June 2017

What's Important To Us

All children deserve to live in an environment where they are loved and cared for, and where they have the opportunity to be the best person they can be. It is important to us that, wherever possible, children are able to stay with their families and that we do what we can to support these placements. Sometimes this isn’t able to happen, so our job is to then to look within the wider family/whānau to find a new family that the child can become a part of. Whatever the outcome for a child, their safety is our paramount concern.

In seeking safe solutions for children, good assessment and planning is the key to achieving a positive outcome. Developing good plans can be a timely exercise, but comprehensive and clear planning from the very beginning of our involvement with a child will likely result in improved safety and stability for them at a much earlier stage in their lives.

This key information outlines how we can utilise good planning to create safe solutions for children.