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A leading provider of child

protection training and services

Skills and systems to help you keep children safe

​We are here to support you . . .

We hope you and your families are staying safe and well during these unprecedented times.

The current situation brings added stress to families. If you work with potentially vulnerable children you may be concerned for their wellbeing at the moment. As always, please don’t look away if you witness or hear about child abuse or family violence, or are worried about a child. Now, more than ever, the children and young people of New Zealand need the adults around them to keep them safe. You can find more information on child abuse and neglect, and what steps you can take, on our FAQ page.

All our online courses remain available, and we are finding many people are taking this time to catch up on continuing professional development. While no face-to-face workshops and seminars are running, we are offering webinars. We can train your team virtually.

Our team are all working remotely, so feel free to contact us.

Kia kaha, The Safeguarding team

Kia kotahi te hoe o tō tatou waka
“Let us paddle our waka as one.”

Our vision: The children and young people of Aotearoa New Zealand are safe from abuse and neglect. 

Safeguarding Children is a registered charity (cc49059) and a leading provider of safeguarding and child protection education and guidance in New Zealand.

We have trained over 23,500 New Zealanders on how to  recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect.  We know that training alone is not enough, so we work with organisations to create and embed systems, processes and strategies to create a child safe culture.  A proactive, preventative approach produces the best outcomes for children, organisations and staff.

We offer a range of services to suit the needs of any individual or organisation that works with children and young people.

We all have a part to play.  Work with us to make a difference to the lives of children.

Who we currently partner and collaborate with

As a recognised expert, Safeguarding Children has worked with numerous organisations across a range of sectors within New Zealand to help meet their safeguarding and child protection needs. 

  • In conjunction with Te Rito Maioha, Safeguarding Children developed a child protection eLearning course for the Ministry of Education specifically designed for the Early Childhood Education sector.
  • On behalf of Oranga Tamariki, our facilitators have delivered Information Sharing training to educate people on relevant legislation to ultimately assist children at risk or in harmful situations.
  • Oranga Tamariki have contracted Safeguarding Children to develop, implement and train vulnerable communities in child protection policies and procedures to ensure the wellbeing of children in their care.
  • A significant project with Sport New Zealand has seen child protection training and resources being made readily available to people involved in all levels of the sporting sector, from volunteers to high level management.
  • Werry Workforce approached Safeguarding Children to deliver a bespoke webinar series for their subscribers.
  • We are excited to be working alongside Empowerment Trust, a primary prevention educator teaching skills and strategies to help keep people emotionally and physically safe from all forms of violence and abuse.  The vision and services both organisations provide is synergistic with each other, it’s a natural partnership!

Some of the organisations we’ve worked with

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