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

12 Process for identifying connections with family, whānau, hapū, iwi, and family group

(1)

The chief executive must ensure that the following persons are identified in relation to the child or young person:

(a)

members of their family (including siblings) and whānau:

(b)

important members of their hapū, iwi, or family group:

(c)

persons whom the child or young person considers to be important members of their family, whānau, hapū, iwi, or family group:

(d)

persons whom the family, whānau, hapū, iwi, or family group of the child or young person considers it important for that child or young person to have ongoing contact with.

(2)

The chief executive must ensure that the following are assessed:

(a)

the child’s or young person’s need to establish, maintain, or strengthen connections with those persons identified under subclause (1); and

(b)

the things required to meet that need.

(3)

Subclause (2) does not apply, in relation to a particular member of the family, whānau, hapū, iwi, or family group, if in the opinion of the chief executive it is not in the best interests of the child or young person to establish, maintain, or strengthen a relationship with that person.