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Safeguarding and Child Protection for Secondary Schools

This course will help you understand child abuse and neglect, the impact on rangatahi (youth) and how you can help. This course is suitable for anyone working with rangatahi in the secondary school sector, either as a teacher, teacher’s aide, parent/whānau helper or administrator.

If possible have your child protection policy and procedures on hand while you are completing this course.

What will I learn?

  • Gain an understanding of why safeguarding and child protection is needed.
  • Understand the steps you and your organisation can take to prevent abuse using relevant legislation, strategies and framework.
  • Know your responsibilities to safeguard, protect and support the wellbeing of rangatahi.
  • Understand the importance of an organisational commitment to a safeguarding culture.
  • Outline why child protection policies are important.
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms, behaviours and indicators of child abuse and neglect.
  • Explain how to respond and report appropriately to concerns.

Who is this course for?

  • Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • Principals & Deputy Principals
  • Deans
  • Heads of Departments
  • Pastoral Care staff including Learning Support Co-ordinators and Counsellors
  • Caretakers
  • Syndicate Leaders
  • Office Staff
  • Volunteers

DURATION: 3 hours
COMPLETION RULES: All units must be completed. Leads to a certificate with a duration of 2 years.

Group training and content warning: It is not recommended to complete this eLearning in a group environment as some course content may be triggering for individuals who may have experienced childhood trauma. We recommend wearing headphones. To ensure your wellbeing, trigger warnings are given throughout our course with support guidance provided.


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Safeguarding Children

Charities Number: CC49059
NZBN: 9429043276134

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