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Maintaining COVID-19 safe and aware practice during Alert Level 1

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Pathways to care: Emergency Actions

Updated: 26 November 2019

Removing a mokopuna from their parents/caregivers is a significant and traumatic event, undertaken only when the mokopuna cannot remain safe in the care of their parents/caregivers. It is best carried out in a manner that minimises trauma to the mokopuna and ensures an agreed plan for meeting the wellbeing needs of the mokopuna. There are times however when because of immediate safety concerns the mokopuna is removed quickly without their parents’ consent. This document sets out the provisions available when a mokopuna needs to enter into care in an emergency situation.