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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

Our CEO Willow talks to RNZ about mandatory reporting

Our CEO Willow talks to RNZ about mandatory reporting

Dame Karen Poutasi's report following the murder of five-year-old Malachi Subecz by his caregiver recommended mandatory reporting as well as compulsory training. Since its inception, Safeguarding Children have been advocating for compulsory training. Willow discusses...

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Willow talks to Stuff about murdered toddler

Willow talks to Stuff about murdered toddler

Here we are again. And another child killed as reported by this article in Stuff. The health professionals, and others all reported their concerns to Oranga Tamariki. And yet the case was closed hastily. This case highlights (along with all the others) a real need for...

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Willow talks to 95bFM about mandatory reporting

Willow talks to 95bFM about mandatory reporting

The tragic death of Malachi Subecz has raised a multitude of issues with agencies involved. Te Pāti Māori are demanding accountability and mandatory reporting of abuse across all agencies responsible for the care of tamariki. Stella from 95bFM asked our CEO, Willow...

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Willow talks with Stuff and Today FM

Willow talks with Stuff and Today FM

Safeguarding Children CEO, Willow Duffy discusses the topic of mandatory child protection training and reporting in schools with Stuff, view this article here.   She has also spoken with Leah Panapa on Today FM about how mandatory training will be more effective than...

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Grooming Legislation Submission

Our CEO, Willow Duffy has completed a submission in regards to the Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill. Currently, the Crimes Act 1961 131B only relates to online grooming. Furthermore, the Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill does not...

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Annual Summary 2021

Annual Summary 2021

Despite the challenges 2021 has presented, the dedicated team at Safeguarding Children has continued to deliver current, quality child protection education. Our Annual Summary provides an overview of Safeguarding Children’s achievements for the year, from training to...

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Safeguarding Children needs your help!

Safeguarding Children needs your help!

  As a result of the extensive research involved in the development of our latest course - Recognising and Responding to Grooming, we discovered that the crime of grooming in Aotearoa New Zealand only relates to online grooming. Grooming by someone in an...

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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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