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Education and Workforce Committee

Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill – hearing of evidence (29 January 2021)

29 January 2021

Gymnastics clubs have a year to meet new child protection safeguards, but is that too long a wait?

27 January 2021

Sport NZ move to make sport safer with new integrity unit, mediation service and community guidance portal

16 December 2020

Nelson nurse with passion for child protection nominated for award

28 July 2017

THANK YOU for supporting Child Protection Week 2021!

THANK YOU for supporting Child Protection Week 2021!

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...

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Child Safeguarding Podcast

Child Safeguarding Podcast

Our CEO, Willow Duffy has contributed to a Child Safeguarding Podcast by Brad Poynting. This Australian Child Safeguarding Podcast by PCA is an interview style podcast, exploring how people and organisations are creating Child Safe Organisations to protect children...

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Enjoy $10 off your next training!

Enjoy $10 off your next training!

To continue celebrating #10YearsSafeguardingChildren and to help raise awareness around Child Protection Week 2021, we are thrilled to announce that we are offering $10 off each of our eLearning courses, resources and recorded webinar options! We are New Zealand’s...

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Ten Principles of Safeguarding

Ten Principles of Safeguarding

Safeguarding is about prevention of harm and early intervention to minimise the impact on the child.  Safeguarding is a proactive preventative approach to child protection. To acknowledge 10 years of Safeguarding Children NZ, we’ve pulled together the 10 Principles of...

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Safeguarding Children Celebrates 10 Years!

Safeguarding Children Celebrates 10 Years!

  Kia ora whānau, I can’t believe that Safeguarding Children are celebrating ten years of empowering people to protect the children of New Zealand from abuse. What an incredible ten years it has been! What started out as three nurses and a detective standing up...

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Hope fading for survivors of abuse in gymnastics

Hope fading for survivors of abuse in gymnastics

One year ago New Zealand joined a global movement of exposing abusive practice in gymnastics. Stuff uncovered an “insidious” culture. Survivors spoke of psychological and verbal abuse, body shaming, sexualisation, biased judging and score tampering, athletes training...

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Child Protection Week – September 2021

Child Protection Week – September 2021

Safeguarding Children is proud to launch New Zealand’s Child Protection Week in September 2021. Protection of our tamariki should be a part of our everyday lives. It is the responsibility of the whole community. Child Protection Week will highlight the importance of...

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A collaborative approach to Information Sharing

A collaborative approach to Information Sharing

An article from Kia Mauri Ora's Magazine of Social Service Providers Aotearoa - July 2021 issue, discusses the importance of a collaborative approach to information sharing. Below is an excerpt from this article. "In response to changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act...

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