Safeguarding Children’s Annual Summary 2023 – Reflecting on an exceptional year!
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on Safeguarding Children’s incredible achievements in 2023. A year of collaboration, growth and continued advocacy for the safety and well-being of children. The Annual Summary is not just a reflection of the past, it’s a testament to a safer, brighter future we’re collectively shaping for the children in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Some of our key achievements are listed below:
- We had the opportunity to work on projects such as It’s a Penalty, to highlight child safety during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Along with their athlete ambassadors and partners (Safeguarding Children being one!), It’s a Penalty used the Women’s World Cup to highlight the importance of keeping kids safe, particularly in sport.
- Safeguarding Children helped changed the law to better protect children! The Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill has now passed its third reading and as a result, it is now illegal to groom children both online and face to face.
- We became an approved provider for Ministry of Education Set Category Teacher Aide PLD. This has provided Teacher Aide’s with the opportunity to access free safeguarding and child protection training.
- Safeguarding Children are working with Te Puna Aonui on initiatives which will influence national policy.
- Keep It Real Online is a public awareness campaign to support children and young people to be safe online. Safeguarding Children has been recognised under the Educators section of the campaign website as the preferred provider of safeguarding and child protection education.
- META invited Safeguarding Children to become 1 of 400 Global Trusted Partners.
Click on the link below to see what we’ve been up to!