(1.) Access to records
Records with an M indefinite restriction will remain so until the access status is confirmed by the relevant agency.
(2.) Access to record list
Access to the record list for this series is open, with the following exceptions:
record list entries which identify individual clients are restricted for a period of 70 years from date of file closure for reasons of personal privacy.
record list entries for two additional files are permanently restricted under the current provisions of the Adoption Act 1955 and Adult Adoption Act 1985, as they identify individual clients in relation to adoption subject matter. Titles have therefore been redacted. In the event of future legislative changes, this access provision will be reviewed in conjunction with the agency responsible for managing applications for access.
Access to restricted record list entries is with the written permission of the agency responsible for managing applications for access.
Note for Archives New Zealand staff: file details are included in the original paper copy of Access Authority AA912. As the Authority contains restricted information, access is solely for Archives New Zealand internal administrative use.
In 2018 administrative responsibility for this series passed from the Ministry of Social Development to Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children. Requests to access restricted record lists or files should be directed to:
Manager, Privacy Official Information Services
Privacy Official Information Team
Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children
PO Box 546
Central email: email@example.com
Central telephone: (04) 806-3908
Note: In agreement with Oranga Tamariki, authorised staff from the Ministry of Social Development (currently the Claims Resolution Team) continue to have right of access to this series through the Archives New Zealand Government Loans Service.
Restriction does not expire.