The discussion session defines the rights and responsibilities of both guardianship and custody when mokopuna move into care. It also explores the different sorts of guardianship. It is important that caregivers know the appropriate legal status and knowledge for dealing with the needs of the mokopuna who are now a part of the whānau.

By the end of this session carers will be able to:

– Implement day-to-day rights regarding custody

– Describe and negotiate important decisions regarding guardianship

– Identify different types of guardianship

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