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

Subpart 2—Support

Information to be provided to caregiver when child is placed

57 Information to be provided to caregiver

(1)

The chief executive must ensure that a caregiver is provided with information to assist them to understand their role and responsibilities in meeting the needs of the child or young person in their care.

(2)

The information that is available before the child or young person is placed with the caregiver must be provided to the caregiver before the placement takes place and the remaining information must be provided to the caregiver as soon as practicable after it is obtained.

(3)

The information must be comprehensive and be in a form that the caregiver can easily understand, and must include the following:

(a)

a copy of any current plan for the child or young person (in accordance with regulation 24):

(b)

information about why the child or young person has come into care:

(c)

information about the child’s or young person’s needs, and in particular any critical information relevant to the child’s or young person’s immediate needs (for example, details of allergies, medications being taken by the child or young person, and any disability needs):

(d)

information about access to assistance:

(e)

information about the child’s or young person’s wishes, strengths, preferences, and behaviour:

(f)

information about the child’s family, whānau, hapū, iwi, family group, and cultural background:

(g)

information about how often the child will be visited by a visitor:

(h)

information about the child’s or young person’s ongoing planned contact with their family, whānau, hapū, iwi, and family group and the persons identified as important to or for the child or young person under regulation 12(1)(c) or (d):

(i)

any other information the caregiver and caregiving household members need to know to keep them and the child or young person safe:

(j)

information about support available that is relevant to providing care for the particular child or young person (for example, if caring for a child with a disability or with particular cultural needs).