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New information sharing powers under the Oranga Tamariki Act

10 July 2019.

The Oranga Tamariki Act has been updated to improve how personal information is shared for the wellbeing and safety of tamariki.

There is a new template for agencies to request information from each other.

Sharing must be for the following reasons:

  1. prevent or reduce the risk of harm, ill-treatment, abuse, or neglect of tamariki
  2. make or contribute to an assessment of the risks or needs of tamariki
  3. make, contribute to, or monitor any support plan for tamariki that is managed by OT.
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