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Working with others
Overlapping layers of protection
By working more closely with our partner agencies, we can provide overlapping layers of protection and support for our children. This is just one of the ways that our goal of shared responsibility for the wellbeing of our childrenandyoungpeople will come to life over the next five years.
Community and iwi
When does a child go into care?
There are lots of different ways childrenandyoungpeople come into care. Usually there's time to plan how this will happen.
For example, a decision might be made at a Family Group Conference that it’s best for them to live with their aunty, or in another caring environment.
Our goal is to work with the child andyoung person, their whānau and others who can help, so they can return to live at home – but only once we think it's safe for them to do so. If that can't happen, we aim to find them a safe, stable and loving home, where they'll be able to have a sense of belonging.
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The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children.
We work together with other agencies, non-government organisations and communities to put the child first and ensure their voices are heard.