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

14 Process for assessing safety needs

The chief executive must ensure that, for the purpose of determining the safety needs of a child or young person, a process is conducted that—

(a)

identifies the risk of harm to the child or young person or to other persons by the child or young person; and

(b)

considers the following:

(i)

the nature of the harm, loss, or injury that the child or young person may have experienced, and the effect this may have on the child’s or young person’s ongoing safety or well-being:

(ii)

the risks of harm posed by other persons who come into, or may come into, contact with the child or young person:

(iii)

the nature of the child’s or young person’s level of resilience and any protective factors present in the child’s or young person’s environment:

(iv)

aspects of the child’s or young person’s behaviour that may present a risk of harm, and the impact this may have on their own safety or the safety of others.