Mā te mahi tahi e tipu matomato ai ngā whānau o te Tairāwhiti.
United leadership that enables all whanāu to flourish in Tairāwhiti.
Through the experience of coordinating children’s teams to better respond to tamariki in need, Te Pā Harakeke describes a way of working underpinned by principles and values that have been informed by whānau in this community.
An effective children’s team is a range of services and agencies providing a child centred, whānau-led approach. A children’s team is led by a professional, identified by whānau, who becomes the key contact and coordinates the other professionals children and whānau need to reach their goals.
The lead also coordinates a response through the workforce described under the strategic intent of Te Pā Harakeke.
“There is one team, one assessment and one plan. There is a single point of entry with a seamless journey that is driven by the child and whānau. Everyone’s got ownership, tamariki first, whānau first”.
The role for Manaaki Tairāwhiti is to lead that strategic intent by maintaining a commitment to a child-centred, whānau-led lens, enabling effective leadership and developing a workforce that contributes to ensuring all tamariki thrive, achieve and belong, and recognising that all tamariki need to be cradled within whānau. (Te Pā Harakeke Strategic Plan 2015-2020).
Te Pā Harakeke
Link for further information about Childrens Teams
Childrens Team article
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One Team, One Assessment, One Plan