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Child Protection Leads

Organisations now recognise the importance of having a child protection lead, also known as child protection officer or designated person for child protection. If you are in the role of child protection lead in your organisation this course will help you understand what the responsibilities of that role are and how to meet those responsibilities.

This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios relevant to your sector.

What will I learn?

  • A greater understanding of the responsibilities attached to your lead role.​
  • Gain confidence in policies and procedures and embedding them across your organisation.​
  • Recognise the role of your setting in providing early help to vulnerable children in order to minimise and manage risk.​
  • Managing concerns regarding a child in need of protection or regarding an employee or volunteer of the organisation.​
  • ‘Professional dangerousness’
  • Difficult conversations
  • Reporting thresholds and ‘grey’ areas

Who is this course for?

  • Child Protection Leads, Designated Person for Child Protection
  • Anyone who has the role of being the key person for Child Protection in the organisation

Key Information

Format: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration: Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate: Certificate issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp Check availability
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“I have attended many trainings over my career and this training was exceptional. Short time frame that was very informative stimulated my thinking and renewed my passion for this mahi. Covid has been a trying time for us all and this felt fresh. Thank you.”

“I loved the idea of the breakout rooms, it was great to be able to interact with other people and hear what they have to say, being able to bounce ideas off each other and further enrich the learning.”

“To be honest I had not really thought about the importance and consequences of this role and the training put it into perspective for me.”

“I think this will help NZ alot, to understand the absolute importance of accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of abuse against children.”

“Engaging, professional, the facilitator had wonderful subject matter knowledge, informative and responsive to the groups needs.”

Safeguarding Children

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NZBN: 9429043276134

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