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Social Work Services

Find out about social work services for families/whanau referred to OHF by Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT). These services include: Social Work Support to MVCOT Caregivers and Kin Carers; Manaaki Whanau Support to MVCOT Caregivers and Whanau Carers; Prevention of Entry into Care; Family Reunification Services.

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Care Services 

Even with a high level of support there are times when it becomes necessary for children and young people to leave the care of their parents. Wherever possible this care is undertaken by kin. Where this is not possible foster care can be provided for a short time as respite or on a longer term or permanent basis if necessary.

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OASIS – Respite for children/young people with a disability

Respite care services is there to support families to continue the primary care of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or with Intellectual Disability. Services are located in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Hawke's Bay.

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Intensive Wraparound Support

Families who care for children with high needs may be eligible to receive intensive wraparound support to meet their child's needs and to support the family to care for them. Referrals for Intensive Wraparound Support are made to Open Home Foundation by the NASC.