Strategy and Governance

The HCN Governance Board

A Governance Protocol was agreed by the Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development in 2007 and remains current today. This protocol sets out how the HCN Interagency Strategy will be governed, including:

  • governance and management roles
  • responsibilities of each agency, including Oranga Tamariki as host agency
  • dispute resolution.

The Strategy's vision and goals

The Interagency Strategy addresses the needs of children and young people with high and complex needs. At a national level, the HCN Unit supports collaboration with resources and advice.

The vision is to improve outcomes for children and young people with high and complex needs through effective interagency collaboration by:

  • fostering collaboration between agencies
  • improving the effectiveness of interventions
  • building agency capability.

Implementing the strategy

The Strategy is implemented on a day-to-day basis by Oranga Tamariki (including Care and Protection and Youth Justice), Ministry of Education – Special Education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Disability Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisations.

Locally the Interagency Management Groups provide leadership.

Nationally, the HCN Unit supports collaboration, manages information, allocates funding, and reports to stakeholders.