Oranga Tamariki (National Care Standards and Related Matters) Regulations 2018

10 Matters that must be identified in needs assessment

(1)

The following matters must be identified in each needs assessment for a child or young person (together with an assessment of what is required to meet those needs):

(a)

their identity and cultural needs:

(b)

their need to maintain connections with their family, whānau, hapū, iwi, and family group:

(c)

their safety needs:

(d)

their behavioural needs:

(e)

their play, recreation, and community needs:

(f)

their emotional needs:

(g)

their educational or training needs:

(h)

their health needs:

(i)

their needs relating to any disability:

(j)

how often they should be visited by a visitor.

(2)

A person carrying out a needs assessment must—

(a)

take into account—

(i)

the views of the child or young person whose needs are being assessed; and

(ii)

the views of their family, whānau, hapū, iwi, and family group; and

(b)

consult, where appropriate, with other persons having particular knowledge and expertise relevant to the child or young person (for example, their caregiver, health and education professionals, and cultural experts).

(3)

The needs assessment must identify—

(a)

the child’s or young person’s—

(i)

wishes (so far as is reasonably practicable given the age and development of the child or young person); and

(ii)

aspirations (so far as is reasonably practicable given the age and development of the child or young person); and

(iii)

strengths; and

(b)

the ways in which their strengths can be fostered.