Welcome to the Safeguarding Children Initiative
Needless to say, we’re delighted!
Our award was for best small to medium enterprise connecting communities through technology. The judges recognised that our online, free child protection training is helping people who work with children make a difference for kids they believe may be being neglected or abused.
Safeguarding Children Initiative is changing the lives of children and the people who work with them.
We offer free training in child protection for participants. We believe no one should have to pay for child protection training. Safeguarding Children Initiative is a registered charitable organisation which aims to reduce child abuse in New Zealand by delivering free evidence-based seminars for participants.
In 4 years 3,500 people across the Top of the South region have attended the seminars with astonishing outcomes that make a difference.
The driving force behind this initiative are 4 leading professionals from Police, Nursing and Well Child. You can read about their backgrounds and experience here
The seminars are multi-agency presentations from experienced practitioners working in the field. Attendees come from the community: health, education, recreation, social work, faith and the general public.
Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to injury or harm. It commonly occurs within a relationship of trust or responsibility and is an abuse of power or a breach of trust. Abuse can happen to a child regardless of their age, gender, race or ability.
Many people who attend say that the training we offer is the most informative and practical they have ever attended.
Safeguarding Children and Young People education seminars are free to attendees
This is your chance to ask any question to people who work on the front line.
The term “Safeguarding” provides a shift from traditional child protection training (reactive) to an encompassing approach (pro-active)
Participants leave with a tool kit of templates and information