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Transition of the coordination function for the Horowhenua/Otāki Children's Team

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RFx ID : 23442339
Tender Name : Transition of the coordination function for the Horowhenua/Otāki Children's Team
Reference # :
Open Date : Monday, 12 October 2020 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 6 November 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 93000000 - Politics and Civic Affairs Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Amanda Turner, Senior Procurement Advisor
procurement@ot.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Children’s Teams coordinate a cross-agency approach to addressing the needs to tamariki and rangatahi at risk of harm, and their families and whānau.

Established in 2012, Children’s Teams are a community-based initiative created to bring partner agencies together to develop an integrated plan for tamariki and rangatahi in need of support. The teams were intended to fill a gap between statutory intervention and individual agency and NGO service response. As the teams sit outside the statutory care and protection system, engagement with them is voluntary.

As part of the nationwide Children’s Team transitions, we are transitioning the Horowhenua/Otāki Children’s Team coordination function from Oranga Tamariki to a local provider.

The Children’s team function sits largely within the early intervention function of Oranga Tamariki operating model which coordinates support and services for tamariki and whānau showing early signs of need. The teams coordinate professionals, practitioners, and community members, as appropriate, to support specific tamariki and their whānau and help develop an integrated plan for tamariki and rangatahi, up to 18 years of age, who are at significant risk of harm to their wellbeing but are not in need of statutory care or protection.

The Children's Team should understand the full range of tamariki and whānau needs, help to connect whānau to the support they need, and help services provide coordinated support.

We want to ensure that tamariki and whānau who face risks to their wellbeing get well-coordinated support to address their needs. We want to reduce the likelihood of tamariki facing neglect and maltreatment. We are interested in tamariki and rangatahi up to 18 years old who are at significant risk of harm to their wellbeing.