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Gateway Health Assessments for Children in the Care of Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children

The overall objective of the gateway assessment is to enhance the physical, mental, educational and social wellbeing of children and young people who come to the attention of Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children.

A gateway assessment will:

  • identify the health, education and care and protection needs of the child or young person
  • identify any health needs of the child's parents or caregivers that will impact on the child
  • create a plan to address these needs
  • facilitate access to appropriate services for health, education and wellbeing
  • help children and young people develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to adopt healthy behaviours
  • identify the skills and training that the caregiver may require to address the needs of the child or young person
  • collate a health and education history for the child or young person to assist them in their future interactions with the health and education systems.

For more information visit the Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children website: https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/

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