Te Whatu Ora Lakes believes everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in healthy and safe communities, and to be living free from violence, abuse and neglect.
Te Whatu Ora Lakes, recognises the impact family violence has on the health and well-being of individuals and whānau.
As a legislated family violence, child welfare and protection agency, health professionals at Te Whatu Ora Lakes have a duty of care to respond to those experiencing family violence.
Te Whatu Ora Lakes is committed to the well-being of tamariki and rangatahi in line with these responsibilities.
Should you have concerns for the well-being and safety of a tamaiti or rangatahi with regards to possible abuse or neglect, further advice is available from Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children on 0508 326 459 (0508 FAMILY).
For more information on Te Whatu Ora LakesChild Protection Policy click here.