Child Protection

The Fundamentals of Child Protection eLearningcourse will help you understand child abuse and neglect, the impact on children and young people and how you can help.

It’s essential for all people who work with children and young people and is used by thousands of people around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Never has child protection been higher on the national agenda of New Zealand.

Recent legislative changes such as the Vulnerable Children’s Act has brought new responsibilities to individuals and organisations in the children’s workforce, and national publicity of child abuse cases have sparked important public debate and a desire for change.

The Fundamentals of Child Protection eLearningcourse will give you the knowledge, skills, competence, and confidence to understand the unique needs of children and young people in relation to vulnerability and child abuse and neglect and how to help. It includes case studies, short videos and quizzes to make it interesting and motivating.

100% of users said it would help them identify child abuse and neglect in the future

100% of users said they would recommend the course to others


“Informative, relevant, well-presented and an eye-opener. An essential course for everyone who works with children.

Dr Jan Arnold, GP

Fabulous! I found it very useful, fast & informative which is great for busy people. I would recommend it as a must to anyone involved with the care & protection of children.

Rachel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson


You can opt to receive a certificate upon completion to evidence your professional development.

Duration of the course:

5 lessons that in total generally take around 2-3 hours to complete. This includes short video clips, quizzes and reading.

You are able to log in and out of the course to allow you to work through the course at a time and rate to suit you. Your progress will not be lost.

The cost of this course is $45.00. To begin, click “Take this Course”. On the next screen add the course to your basket and checkout.

You will be able to login with the login details you choose in the checkout process

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