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Care standards - video transcript

(Children speaking)I should know lots about the people who are going to look after me before I meet them.I want to know why I’m in care and what will happen next.I want to be included in decisions made about me. (Oranga Tamariki CE, Gráinne Moss speaking)We want all tamariki to be in loving whānau and communities, in safe and stable homes.Children in care are no exception. To support this, new Care Standards have been launched – a first for New Zealand.The Care Standard...

Caregiver Stories - Eva

(text on screen)Caregiver Stories.Eva.(Eva speaking)I’ve been a caregiver since 1995 when my mokopuna were placed in my care.Initially the children were taken into care by Child, Youth and Family and placed with non-kin.And then after the process of FGCs, a Family Group Conference and several other hui, eventually it was agreed that they would come to me.What would have helped me when I became a caregiver was some encouragement really, that I was doing the right thing.I step...

Lesieli

Lesieli's storyLesieli is a caregiver with a lot of love to give. She shares her family and culture with the children she looks after and enjoys helping them try new things. Lesieli sees real changes in the children's behaviour as they experience love and warmth in her family home. "Just because you were put into care, doesn't mean that you can’t have a brighter future.""The journey may be a little bit harder, but it doesn't mean that you can't get there."...