Dealing with the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki: overview

This chapter covers the law relating to the care and protection of children and young people. It has information about:

  • the aims and principles guiding child protection laws (“care and protection”)
  • the processes of reporting and investigating suspected child abuse
  • when a child or young person can be removed from their family
  • family group conferences to deal with care and protection issues
  • what happens if a social worker applies for a care and protection declaration from the Family Court
  • the different types of orders the Family Court can make to keep children and young people safe and make sure they’re cared for appropriately.

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