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Waitematā DHB Child & Family Services

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Child Health Social Workers

Child Health Social Workers provide a consistent, comprehensive approach to support the well-being and protection of children and young people who may be at risk.  They accept referrals for children and young people who may potentially be at risk of neglect/abuse, behavioral concerns, or family/environmental issues which impact upon children and young people.
Also offered:
  • Home/school visiting and liaison – working in partnership with families/whānau or caregivers
  • Support and advocacy for children and young people’s psycho-social needs
  • Assessment, intervention, and referral to appropriate services, as required
  • Assessment of risk/signs of safety for children and young people
  • Consultancy on educational/community development programmes to schools, agencies, health professionals and community groups.
Referrals are accepted on the basis that parents/caregivers have given consent.
NB: Child Health Social Workers do not have statutory authority and will refer high-risk cases to Child, Youth and Family.

This page was last updated at 3:04PM on April 28, 2021.