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Safeguarding and Child Protection for the ECE Sector

Abuse and neglect changes childhood. This course is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki in the Early Childhood Education sector. You will gain an understanding into the impact of abuse and neglect including family violence and sexual violence on tamariki, knowing what you can do to help prevent it happening and what to do when you are worried about a tamaiti. As an early childhood worker you come into contact with tamariki and whānau every day. You need to be aware of the signs of abuse and neglect as well as knowing what to do should you encounter a child protection concern.

What will I learn?

  • Why protecting tamariki from abuse and neglect is important.
  • Understand the “Seven Rs” framework.
  • Your responsibilities to safeguard, protect and support the wellbeing of tamariki.
  • The importance of a whole organisational commitment.
  • The vital role safeguarding and child protection policies play in keeping children safe.
  • How to recognise the signs, symptoms and behaviours of child abuse and neglect.
  • How to respond and report appropriately to concerns, including where to go for help and reporting to statutory agencies.

Who is this course for?

  • Teachers
  • Teacher Aides
  • Principals & Deputy Principals
  • Pastoral Care staff including Learning Support Co-ordinators and Counsellors
  • Caretakers
  • Office Staff
  • Volunteers

DURATION: 2 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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