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Safeguarding and Child Protection

This training is the starting point on your safeguarding and child protection learning journey. It would also serve as a good refresher as it is an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection. You will gain an understanding of the impact of child abuse and neglect, including family violence and sexual violence, along with the knowledge of what you can do to prevent and minimise the risk of harm to tamariki and rangatahi. You will gain confidence in the actions you need to take when you are worried about a child or young person. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki and rangatahi.

All content has been developed in line with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and thus discusses impacts of colonisation and upholds mātauranga Māori as crucial in working with whānau and their tamariki.

This course is also offered as an e-learning called Fundamentals of Safeguarding and Child Protection.

What will I learn?

  • How prevalent child abuse and neglect is in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • How to recognise and confidently respond to signs of abuse and neglect including family violence and sexual violence.
  • How to handle disclosures of abuse and neglect including family violence and sexual violence.
  • The vital role that a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy play in keeping children safe.
  • Understanding and navigating the challenges which may impede helping a child.
  • Relevant legislation and guidance established to protect children.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with children or young families in either a professional or volunteer capacity. Sectors which have found this course beneficial include (but is not limited to):

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Providers – primary, intermediate and secondary schools
  • Specialist Education – learning support schools
  • Social Services
  • Healthcare – doctors, nurses, therapists, counsellors etc
  • Faith Groups

Key Information

Format: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration: Webinar (Blended Learning) 1.5-2 hours e-learning plus 2 hour webinar, Seminar 6 hours with group activities
Certificate: Certificate issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar (Blended Learning) $80pp, Seminar $195pp (fee includes resources and morning tea – lunch is not provided). Check availability
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“I found the course very informative, educated me on many more services available to these vulnerable children and assessment technique that I will be able to put into practice.”

“I think everyone should be aware of this information. Then if a disclosure is made, more people will be confident of what to do.”

“The information within the course is really for everyone, no matter what standing in the community, as we all need to keep our generations safe.”

“An informative session which left me feeling confident in my new knowledge and able to respond appropriately to relevant situations.”

Safeguarding Children

Charities Number: CC49059
NZBN: 9429043276134

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