Child, Youth and Family, a service of the Ministry of Social Development, and the Health and Disability National Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between them. The MoU relates to disabled children and young people who meet the eligibility criteria for health and disability services and who are subject to Part Two of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (the CYPF Act).
This guideline supports the principles outlined in the MoU. It provides professionals working within Child, Youth and Family, the Ministry of Health and needs assessment and service co-ordination (NASC) organisations with guidance on how to apply the MoU. It has been developed by Child, Youth and Family and the Ministry of Health in consultation with operational staff and NASC organisations.