Child Protection


The Lakes District Health Child Protection Co-ordinator advocates on behalf of the child or young person to ensure that their health needs are met in relation to care, and protect them from abuse or neglect. The co-ordinator provides a Lakes DHB service in case co-ordination and supporting, advising and training staff.

Internally, our Child Protection Co-ordinator liaises with the Paediatric Service and Maternity Service to ensure safe discharge for inpatient children and externally works closely with the Police, Oranga Tamariki and NGOs.

Care and Protection Concerns 

The Oranga Tamariki Report of Concern (ROC) form is to be used when notifying Oranga Tamariki regarding care and protection concerns.

Forms and Information

Report of Concern Form (Word)

Child Protection Alert Referral Form (word version)  

Child Protection Alert Information Request Form (EDMS # 43453)

Adolescent Preliminary Assessment

ROC to Oranga Tamariki Family Information Pamphlet

Lakes DHB Policies and Procedures

40475 Child Protection Policy (currently under review)

770987 Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Procedures

Guidelines on the Management of Sexual Assault in Lakes DHB (972537) 

Other Resources

Child Protection Alert Documents

FLOWCHART - Child Protection Alert Identified

FLOWCHART - Report of Concern

FLOWCHART - SAATS Referral (1504795)

FLOWCHART - Child Protection Response

Skeletal Survey

Social Services Quick Guide

Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 (Summary)


Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children They lead New Zealand's efforts to protect children and young people. Protecting all children is everyone's responsibility.

Working Together Guide
Children's Action Plan



The Child Protection Co-ordinator at Lakes DHB is Rachael Bell. Please click here to send Rachael your query.

If there are immediate concerns for the safety of children please contact the Police on 111. In urgent circumstances CYF National Call Centre may also be contacted on 508 326 459 prior to sending a written ROC