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with Proven Safeguarding and Child Protection Strategies

With various training options and helpful resources for staff, leaders, parents and communities, Safeguarding Children offer practical, evidence-based, frontline-tested solutions, specifically tailored for those with responsibility towards children.

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What is Safeguarding & Child Protection?

Safeguarding is a preventative approach to child protection by minimising or eliminating harm to a child

Child protection is a reactive approach to address suspected or known cases of abuse and neglect

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The Sad Truth about Abuse and Neglect

Sadly, child abuse and neglect often happen within relationships of trust. It can happen anywhere — at home, in the community or in organisations — and regardless of a child’s age, gender, race, or ability. The perpetrators can be adults or even other children, and they’re usually someone the child knows and trusts.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is when someone purposefully hurts a child, like hitting, kicking, or shaking them, which can seriously harm the child’s health and development.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is less visible but just as damaging. It’s stuff like constantly threatening, criticising, or ignoring a child, which can really mess with their emotional growth.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse involves forcing or tricking a child into sexual activities, even if there’s no physical contact, and whether or not the child knows what’s going on.


Neglect is failing to meet the needs of children and young people and not doing or providing the things they need to stay safe, be healthy and thrive.

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse involves any attempt to hurt, scare, or exert power and control over someone using religion, spirituality, or beliefs.

Keeping our children safe isn’t a job for ‘someone else’ – it’s down to every single one of us… we all have a role to play, and the time to act is now.

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Keep Children Safe

Utilise evidence-based, tested and proven systems and proactive measures to significantly increase child safety by empowering and supporting your staff.

Develop Confidence

Implement clear, strategic safeguarding plans to increase staff confidence, improve mental health, and enhance productivity.

Ensure Compliance

Protect your funding and operations by complying with all necessary child protection standards and maintaining a safety culture.

Enhance Risk Management

Transform your approach from crisis management to risk prevention, effectively handle potential issues and make better decisions.

Preserve your Reputation

Avoid negative publicity and maintain trust among parents and stakeholders with strong safeguarding measures and tools.

Who is it for?

Honestly? Everyone! But especially those of us with a responsibility towards children and their families…

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Staff & Volunteers

We equip you with the education and strategies to prevent, recognise and respond to abuse, enabling you to focus on your core role without constant worry. The result is a supported and confident team that knows what steps to take when concerns arise.

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Leaders & Governance

Empower your team with education, tools, and strategies to prevent, recognise and respond to abuse so you can prevent institutional neglect and protect the children, as well as your team’s mental health, and the reputation and finances of your organisation.

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Parents & Community

We’re all responsible for fostering a secure environment where children can thrive. By actively participating, you’re not only protecting your own child, but also contributing to the collective wellbeing, creating a safer, healthier community for all children.

Entry to expert training options developed and delivered by subject-matter experts

On Demand

Enjoy cost-effective training, learn at your convenience, and have the flexibility to pause and resume as needed – an empowering solution tailored to your pace and schedule.


Our live, interactive webinars offer the best of both worlds – the convenience of online learning and the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts offering high-quality, engaging training at your fingertips.


Scheduled throughout the year, or tailored to your organisation’s needs, these interactive sessions offer real-time guidance from experienced instructors where you get tailored advice for your specific challenges.


Benefit from our expertly crafted courses, tailored to your team’s needs. Via a pre-training survey, we pinpoint your knowledge gaps and deliver easy-to-access, on-demand and in-house training.

Step up and join the ranks of proactive organisations prioritising child safety with Safeguarding Children

It’s an investment in our future, a protection of your reputation, and a testament to your commitment to the well-being of children

Safeguarding Children

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NZBN: 9429043276134

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