A Message from the Children's Team.
Recently you would have received information from Strengthening Families in relation to the Marlborough Children’ s Team. Here is some additional information to assist you, when considering a referral.
When considering a referral please think about whether the child/family:
It is appropriate to make direct referrals to Child, Youth and Family and/or Police, where there is risk of harm to the child which requires immediate steps to create safety; where there may be a need for Police to be involved in an investigation alongside Child Youth and Family; where there are situations of chronic or serious neglect, emotional or physical abuse that are already having a serious damaging effect on the child; where there are parents/caregivers who have already had a child or young person removed from their care (in these instances these should be assessed by CYF before any referral is made to the Children’s Team if appropriate).
Below is a referral form for download. Please note that we encourage you to ring our office and talk to our team about a possible referral. We are also more than willing to come out and meet with you or the family to talk about the Children’s Team approach, and work through the referral form. When the referrer (or in some instances our staff) meets with the family seeking their consent to participate in the Children’s Team approach (including the sharing of agency information), at that stage the referrer will provide the family with the ‘Who We Are’ About Your Privacy in the Children’s Team, and Making a Complaint information.
If you have any queries at all, please ring us at our office on (03) 5791072.
Dr Lorraine Eade (Ngati Rarua, Ngati Toarangatira)
Director| Marlborough Children’s Team – Nga Pukenga Tamariki
1/57 Seymour Street, Blenheim 7201| PO Box 682, Blenheim 7240
T: 64 3 984 7640
M: 029 2012 441
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