What is Partnered Care?
The way we work with care partners is aligned with the intent and aspirations of the National Care Standards and wider commitments such as Section 7AA.
Image text description - Partnered Care
The infographic shows how we work together with care partners.
Image of a circle split into four quadrants with a tree in the centre. Text: Partnered Care
First quandrant. Text: Becoming a Care Partner - National Care Standards and Section 7AA
Second quadrant. Text: Sorting the details – Agreeing services: Service Specifications and Care Model Summary
Third quadrant. Text: Sorting the details - Agreeing funding: Funding Model and Approach
Fourth quadrant. Text: Partnered Care Quality Assurance - Quality Assurance function
How we work with care partners
The Care Standards set out the standard of care every child and young person in state care needs to do well and be well, and the support all caregivers can expect to receive. These standards came into effect on 1 July 2019.
The way we work with care partners is aligned with the intent and aspirations of the National Care Standards and wider commitments such as Section 7AA. We are committed to a collaborative approach of working together that is focused on:
- meeting our collective obligations
- continuous improvement
- supporting children or tamariki and young people or rangtahi in care to achieve better outcomes.
A care partner is an organisation that provides care for a child who is in state care and in custody under the Oranga Tamariki Act. The National Care Standards apply.
Service Specifications and Care Model Summary
Child-centric agreements give us a clear, shared understanding of our partners' care models, our respective roles and responsibilities and how we work together in partnership. For more information visit the Service Specifications and Care Model Summary page.
The 'all-in' funding approach for partnered care and the child-centred dynamic funding model gives partners the flexibility to provide the quality of support that tamariki or children in care and their caregivers need. For more information visit the Partnered Care Funding page.
The Quality Assurance approach is relational. We will focus on building partnerships and understanding the experiences of the tamariki or children, rangatahi or young people, carers, and whānau or family involved in care. The function was designed with a collaborative approach between care partners and Oranga Tamariki. It will continue to develop, evolve and be further refined as we learn together. For more information visit the Quality Assurance page.
National Care Standards regulation booklet
This booklet provides detailed information about each of the standards, and what they mean for children and young people and their caregivers.
Pdf, 3.8 MB
Partnered Care overview presentation
This is a standard, editable PowerPoint presentation which can be used and repurposed for training staff. It includes an overview of Partnered Care, frequently asked questions, and information on where to go and who to contact for additional support.
Ppt, 1.1 MB
Support Materials Pack for Partnered Care
This support materials pack has been designed to support kōrero and learning around working together to provide care for children & young people in Partnered Care. It can be used by facilitators, supervisors, and managers to support learning within their teams.
Pdf, 2.3 MB
Site resource: Partnered Care infographic
This infographic provides a visual overview of the service specifications, Care Model Summary, funding, and quality assurance for Partnered Care - a printable resource for Oranga Tamariki sites and care partner organisations.
Pdf, 326 KB
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Published: September 9, 2021