We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

When interviewing children and young people individually, we ask them what is happening for them in relation to each of the desired experiences. We use a similar process in our interviews with families, whānau and others who provide care, support or services to children and young people. We ask them to tell us what they see happening in relation to each of the desired experiences.

The next step is to explore the practices, policies and organisational context that enable or present a barrier to children and young people experiencing high quality services. Our ratings and recommendations are based on this analysis.

Table 2 describes the desired experiences for all children and young people and the questions we ask in relation to each principle.

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How you can use Mana Mokopuna

Based on feedback from children, young people, families and whānau, Mana Mokopuna will continue to evolve. We look forward to seeing how it grows – not only in our own practice but within the wider context of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. 

We encourage you and others working with children, young people and whānau to use the Mana Mokopuna approach. If you’d like further information about how to use it in your organisation, please contact us. 

To reference Mana Mokopuna, please include the full title: “Mana Mokopuna – Understanding the experiences of children, young people and their whānau to improve the services of Oranga Tamariki” and a link to the PDF on our website. 

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Mana Mokopuna Resource