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
Ginny Anderson’s speech on Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill — Second Reading
Ginny Anderson is a labour MP who is a strong advocate for the rights of children. She recently made a speech to The House of Parliament asking for the Crimes (Child Exploitation Offences) Amendment Bill now be read a second time. In her speech, Ginny acknowledges...
Annual Summary 2022
Our 2022 Annual Summary is out now and we are excited to share with you what we have been up to this year. Click on the link below to view. Annual Summary 2022
Safeguarding Children working in partnership with Department of Internal Affairs for their launch of the new Keep It Real Online website
We are thrilled that the Department of Internal Affairs have worked in partnership with Safeguarding Children to include links to our courses and resources for their launch of the new Keep It Real Online website. On their "Setting up your school to support online...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...