Cholmondeley accepts two types of referrals when applying for a child's stay: agency referral, or self-referral.
Please note that from 1 February to 30 April 2018, Cholmondeley will place ‘on hold’ any new requests for first time child stays.
This is because Cholmondeley has experienced a significant increase in the demand for our respite care services. We recognise that to provide the best possible outcome for children within our care model, the children benefit from a series of short, quality stays with us throughout the year. The pause in accepting new children, for this short period of time, is so we can meet the respite care needs of our existing children by providing each child with a more optimal number of Cholmondeley stays specific to their circumstances.
Cholmondeley’s usual emergency response will remain available during the ‘on-hold’ period so whether you are a main carer, community agency, school, or Oranga Tamariki, if you feel a child or family needs urgent support then please contact us and we will do our utmost to assist you.
Any enquiries about this can be directed to Amanda Sherpa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those referring a child to Cholmondeley who are from:
- a professional organisation or agency
- a school
- an NGO
- Oranga Tamariki
- a parent/carer
of the child/ren being referred, you may begin the referral process by downloading the self-referral form. You must print and complete the form by hand, before signing, and returning to us via one of the following methods:
email | email@example.com
post | PO Box 12276, Beckenham, Christchurch 8242
We can also post this form to you if you don't have access to a printer: call 03 329 98 32 to request one.
Please note: A separate form must be complete for each child from one family. Please tell us as much as much about the child's situation as possible. All information you provide will be kept secure and only used for the purpose of assessing the referral and planning for children's wellbeing during their stay.
If you need assistance with this form, or would like more information, please contact us — it's our job to help you where we can.