On 1 July 2019 two new information sharing schemes resulting from changes to the Family Violence Act 2018 and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 come into force.
These promote collaboration across government to better enable the safety and wellbeing of families, whanau, communities and children and young people in care.
All health workers whether they work in government or non-government organisations, in hospitals or the community, or in primary, secondary or tertiary care will need to understand what the information sharing changes mean for them.
The Ministry of Health has been working together, with Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry of Justice, ACC and other agencies, on resources to support these new information sharing schemes.
- Overview of changes to the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 (docx, 36.8 KB), (pdf, 139 KB).
Further information specific to health, including guidance for decision making, will be published prior to 1 July 2019, with further updates also being provided.
In addition the Ministry of Justice and Oranga Tamariki have published two separate but aligned documents on their websites to support the introduction of the new information sharing schemes: