National Care Standards

The National Care Standards clearly set out what tamariki and rangatahi can expect from their time in care, and what caregivers can expect when they are providing care to a tamaiti.

Documents include:

  • An initial Cabinet paper seeking agreement to the policy proposals to be included in the National Care Standards.
  • A second Cabinet paper seeking final agreement for the Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018 to be submitted to the Executive Council for approval.
  • The Regulatory Impact Assessment setting out the Ministry’s advice on the impact analysis of the regulatory proposals.

The Care Standards came into force in July 2019.

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Published: October 31, 2018 · Updated: July 26, 2023