Making referrals to Children's Teams
This table of contacts will help you decide how to get in touch when making a referral. Scroll down for important information about how to make a referral.
You think a child is in immediate danger:
Call the Police on 111.
You suspect a child has been experiencing chronic child abuse or neglect, or been physically or sexually assaulted:
Call our contact centre on 0508 326 459...
(Kered Taylor – tertiary award recipient)It's awesome to be recognised and acknowledged.It's been really cool to hear other people's stories and what they're doing and their hopes and aspirations as well.I guess my hope is to be a part of a better future for our young people.(Hon Tracey Martin – Minister for Children) What it means to me is just to see that triumph over what is adversity.It's just recognition of the human spirit, that if you actually come in and support yo...
How Children's Teams work
The Children’s Teams approach is a way of working to bring together existing services provided by agencies, NGOs, iwi, community members and other organisations in their support of at-risk tamariki.Children’s Teams:
focus on the tamariki
get the right people working together
include frontline professionals from healt...
This is a less formal way of working with families, whānau and their tamariki.Sometimes it just means helping families and whānau find and use services that the community already provides. This happens after an assessment has been completed. If the caregiver agrees, we'll make a referral to a community service provider. We will then work with the provider of the services being us...