Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers


Gain the skills you need with Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers.

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This course gives Local Government Children’s Workers the knowledge and skills to identify, respond and report child abuse and neglect.

On completion of the course, participants receive a certificate to evidence continuing professional development.

Price: $50 per person including GST

Payment Options:  Online via credit card or invoice available on request.

Online payment is recommended for individuals. If purchasing this course for a group, please email office@safeguardingchildren.org.nz or phone 027 772 4469 to arrange an invoice. Once an invoice is paid a coupon code is sent which can then be forwarded to individuals to create a Safeguarding Children account and begin their online course.

Format: 8 lessons including short video clips, quizzes and reading

Duration: 2 hours

Topics include:

  • Why protecting children from abuse and neglect is important
  • The Four Rs: Recognise, Respond, Report and Record
  • Relevant New Zealand legislation


“The course was easy to follow, used multiple forms of media and was targeted at the right level. It kept my interest all the way. It’s great being able to resume the course from where you have left off too.”

“It was invaluable! Seeing the things we do in our roles, it was a good exercise in not glossing over things. The line about ‘one piece of the puzzle’ really resonated.”

“I liked the way we were not under time pressure and could complete the sections when we had available time. I thought the topics were handled sensitively and that we were given good tools to cope with difficult situations, if they should ever arise.”

“The course was informative and gave you the right procedures to follow if you suspected a child was at risk.”

“I see this course as an absolute ‘must’ for anybody that works with or alongside children and colleagues who work with children.”

“This should be mandatory for all government workers, regardless of area of work; it’s so necessary for us to be aware of our expectations and the legalities surrounding child wellbeing.”

“Very well put together and easy to understand, I found the straightforward approach very hard on the emotions but necessary for the topics.”