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

Play, recreation, and community

34 Support for play, recreation, and community activities

(1)

The chief executive must ensure that support is provided to address the play, recreational, and community needs of a child or young person in care or custody.

(2)

The support required by subclause (1) includes support—

(a)

to meet the child’s or young person’s need for access to a range of age and developmentally appropriate books, toys, and recreational equipment; and

(b)

to meet the child’s or young person’s needs with respect to establishing and maintaining peer and community relationships; and

(c)

for attending and participating in sporting and cultural activities; and

(d)

for their involvement in community and volunteering activities; and

(e)

to provide opportunities for play and experiences; and

(f)

for arrangements for the payment of pocket money to the child or young person at a level appropriate to their age and circumstances.

(3)

The chief executive must ensure that financial support is provided that enables the child or young person to participate in sporting or cultural activities (for example, by paying fees for attending noho marae, or membership fees for participating in kapa haka or sporting clubs, or fees for music lessons).