Child Development Service

Child Development Service (CDS) Mission Statement

Whakapiki Hauora o te Tamaiti me te Whānau
To improve, promote and support the health of the child and whanau

The Child Development Service’s Vision

Kia tutuki pai e te tamaiti ki tōu pae tawhiti
For every child/tamariki to reach their full potential within an inclusive Aotearoa/New Zealand 

Child Development Service Values

  • Family/whanau centred
    Being family centred recognises that each family/whanau is unique; that the family is the constant in the child’s life; and that they are the experts on the child’s abilities and needs. We work with the family/whanau to help them make informed decisions about services and supports they receive ensuring that the strengths and needs of all family members are considered.
  • Goal focused
    We support families/whanau to work on goals and priorities that are most important to them. Evidence shows that interventions with goals lead to better functional outcomes
  • Empowering and supportive
    We aim to support and empower children and families/whanau so they can reach their potential and become more independent.
  • Promoting participation
    We aim to support the children to be able to be involved in everyday activities across settings such as home, preschool, school and the community.
  • Collaborative
    We work in partnership with the family/whanau and other services involved with the child.

Page last updated: 8 August 2019

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