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Safeguarding Children’s goal is to help children and young people of Aotearoa New Zealand live without abuse and neglect

Safeguarding Children Initiative (SCI) is a registered charity (cc49059) based in New Zealand. As a registered charity we are automatically a not-for-profit.

We aim to reduce child abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand by ensuring that the people who are in key positions to help a child or young person have the essential knowledge, skills, systems, competencies, and confidence to do so.

Children and young people rely on those who are around them, care for and work with them to recognise they are in need or at risk and to know how to help.

We want to make it easy for you to help a child.

We will do this by:

  • providing face-to-face workshops and seminars
  • eLearning that can be accessed at any time and anywhere
  • embracing Information Technology to open up our training to the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • working in partnership with like minded organisations and individuals
  • making training that is reasonably priced and available to all
  • helping organisations develop robust workable systems such as child protection policies and procedures
  • removing the barriers to accessing high-quality child protection training
  • empowering communities to consider and protect children
  • speaking out in the best interests of children and young people
  • supporting people who are working to protect children and young people who are vulnerable or at risk

We can do this with you. Together we can make a difference

Make a donation and help us continue to protect Kiwi kids

Supporting over 11,000 people in our partner organisations

eLearning Courses

Thousands of people around the country have already completed our online eLearningcourse.

Demand was so high that we have now got a brand new digital platform for 2018 that offers you a much improved user experience. We are confident you will like it. Watch out for other courses that are coming soon!

What is Child Abuse?

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.

eLearning Courses & Seminars

In 4 years 3,500 people across the Top of the South region have attended the seminars and more than 2,000 people have completed our eLearning with astonishing outcomes that make a difference. Many people who attend say that the training we offer is the most informative and practical they have ever attended.

What is Child Abuse?

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.

Award-winning Services

The vital role our eLearning is playing in giving adults the tools to help vulnerable children has been recognised at the New Zealand Charities Technology Awards 2017. 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, child protection training is helping people who work with children make a difference for kids they believe may be being neglected or abused.