What is Partnered Care?

The way we work with care partners is aligned with the intent and aspirations of the National Care Standards and wider commitments such as Section 7AA.

Partnered Care graphic

Image text description - Partnered Care

The infographic shows how we work together with care partners.

Image of a circle split into four quadrants with a tree in the centre. Text: Partnered Care

First quandrant. Text: Becoming a Care Partner - National Care Standards and Section 7AA

Second quadrant. Text: Sorting the details – Agreeing services: Service Specifications and Care Model Summary

Third quadrant. Text: Sorting the details - Agreeing funding: Funding Model and Approach

Fourth quadrant. Text: Partnered Care Quality Assurance - Quality Assurance function

 

How we work with care partners

The Care Standards set out the standard of care every child and young person in state care needs to do well and be well, and the support all caregivers can expect to receive. These standards came into effect on 1 July 2019.

The way we work with care partners is aligned with the intent and aspirations of the National Care Standards and wider commitments such as Section 7AA. We are committed to a collaborative approach of working together that is focused on:

  • meeting our collective obligations
  • continuous improvement
  • supporting children and young people in care to achieve better outcomes.

Care partners

A care partner is an organisation that provides care for a child who is in state care and in custody under the Oranga Tamariki Act. The National Care Standards apply.

Service Specifications and Care Model Summary

Child-centric agreements give us a clear, shared understanding of our partners' care models, our respective roles and responsibilities and how we work together in partnership. For more information visit the Service Specifications and Care Model Summary page.

Funding

The 'all-in' funding approach for partnered care and the child-centred dynamic funding model gives partners the flexibility to provide the quality of support that children in care and their caregivers need. For more information visit the Partnered Care Funding page.

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance approach is relational. We will focus on building partnerships and understanding the experiences of the children, young people, carers, and whānau or family involved in care. The function was designed with a collaborative approach between care partners and Oranga Tamariki. It will continue to develop, evolve and be further refined as we learn together. For more information visit the Quality Assurance page.

Published: September 9, 2021