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Child Protection Week
5-11 September 2021

THANK YOU !

We are the proud sponsors of Child Protection Week in New Zealand. A huge thank you for supporting our first annual Child Protection Week.

We want every week to be child protection week. Every day, every week, our children protected from abuse and neglect everywhere they go. The purpose of Child Protection Week is to raise awareness, support and educate, and to spread the word about what you can do to help protect the children across New Zealand. We strongly believe and always promote the notion that safeguarding children and child protection takes people, services, agencies and communities working together. If everybody does their piece of the puzzle, children will be safer everywhere they go.

We promise to continue to do our work to help the children and young people of Aotearoa.

Please check back next year as Child Protection Week will be an annual event. If you are interested in partnering with us to sponsor Child Protection Week ongoing please get in touch (go to our Support menu and click on Contact).

Safeguarding Children are celebrating 10 years in existence, having now trained over 23,500 of the workforce in child protection.
This being our centennial anniversary seemed the perfect year to begin the co-ordination of child protection week as one of the ways we mark this milestone for our organisation. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness of what individuals, organisations and communities can do to increase the protection of children, because we all have a part to play.
Safeguarding Children works with organisations, assisting them to become safer places for children to be.
We know there is always more that everyone can do to prevent child abuse and neglect and effectively respond to it when it does happen.
We want every week to be child protection week. Every day, every week, our children protected from abuse and neglect everywhere they go.
We hope you can get on board and promote this week widely to get as many people on board as possible. We strongly believe and always promote the notion that safeguarding children and child protection takes people, services, agencies and communities working together. If everybody does their piece of the puzzle, children will be safer everywhere they go.
So what can you do?
Are your children protected from abuse at the places they go?
 
We need you to sign our petition to change The Children’s Act (2014).
 
😡  It isn’t doing enough to protect our children from people who are a risk to them at the places they go.
😡  It only applies to organisations that receive government funding, yet your children will attend organisations, clubs and groups that receive no government funding.
😡  It doesn’t include police vetting or reference checking of volunteers, meaning a volunteer wanting to sexually abuse a child can slip through, and they do.
😡  It’s not good enough. Children deserve better and so do we as parents and carers.
 
Click on the link below to sign.

We are running a survey to help us gain an insight into how safe children really are when in the places go.

The above survey is asking questions about the measures organisations have put in place to prevent and reduce the risk of your child being abused by someone who works or volunteers there.  We want to hear your thoughts about the safety of your children when they are in the care of organisations, groups or clubs.  Please click on the button above to access this survey.

We are also running a concurrent survey to help us gain an insight into what is in place in organisations to prevent and reduce the risk of a child being abused by someone who works or volunteers there. Your responses will help us understand what organisations are doing to safeguard children, staff and volunteers.

Please click on the button above to access this survey.

 

 

Please find below some of the ways you can help to promote this week and also resources you can download to use during this week.

Watch this FREE 30-minute webinar:

Parents and caregivers have high levels of concern, expectation and trust in organisations to keep children in their care safe,
yet there is a disconnect between their expectations and the actions organisations take to ensure children are safe.

This webinar will introduce you to the core elements of a child-safe organisation, and the steps organisations can take to make their place safer for children. You will be guided to the development work your organisation needs to move forward on this journey.

 

Click here to watch our recorded webinar on Child-Safe Organisations

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Tag us on facebook and win!

To celebrate 10 years and launching Child Protection Week, we are giving away 10 eLearning or Webinar registrations. In your Child Protection Week communications, tag Safeguarding Children to be in to win.

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Display Posters

Click on the image to download an A3 size poster.

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Use these banners

Use them on your email signature, your website, or Child Protection Week resources. Click on image below to download.

 

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Children's Voice Activity

Click on the below image to download a children’s voice activity. Click here to download the adults guide sheet for this activity.

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Parent Resource

Click on the below image to download questions to ask organisations about your child’s safety.

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