Fundamentals of Child Protection


The Fundamentals of Child Protection eLearning course 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.

** For alternative payment options, please click on “Further Information” below **


What will I learn?

  • How prevalent child abuse and neglect is in New Zealand.
  • How to recognise and confidently respond to signs of abuse and neglect.
  • The vital role Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies play in keeping children safe.
  • To understand and navigate the challenges which may impede helping a child.
  • Relevant legislation and guidance established to protect children.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with children or young families in either a professional or volunteer capacity. Sectors which have found this course beneficial include (but is not limited to):

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Providers – primary, intermediate & secondary schools
  • Specialist Education – learning support schools
  • Healthcare – doctors, nurses, therapists etc
  • Faith Groups
  • Social Service Providers

Key Information

Format: 5 lessons consisting of reading, short video clips and quizzes
Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Delivery: Online
Browser/Platform: For best user experience use Google Chrome as your browser and preferably a desktop or tablet/ipad device.
Certificate: Certificate of Completion issued on successful completion of course
Price (incl.GST): $50.00 per person
Payment Options:
CREDIT CARD – Online credit card payment (‘Add to cart’) is recommended for purchasing a course for an individual.
INVOICE – If purchasing this course for a group, please click here to complete our Invoice Request Form.  An invoice can also be requested for single course purchases.  Once an invoice is paid an access code will be emailed to the purchaser.  This code can then be forwarded to those needing to create a Safeguarding Children account and begin their online course.

“I’ve already recommended it to colleagues as it is very relevant and easy to use for professional development.”

“Well presented, easy to read and understand. Included relevant references to look at along the way. The quiz after each section summed up the most important aspects of child protection to be aware of.”

“The course is so accessible, convenient to my busy life. I loved being able to pick it up when i was available to do so, and also at my leisure . . . I found it ever so interesting, raw and moving. I am forever changed thanks to the powerful content in this empowering course. I would be happy to do the refresher course each year.”

“Well presented and clear. Format supported different learning styles.”

“Online was wonderful for quick effective professional development, the ease of being in control of absorbing content in an uninterrupted course that was at my own time frame.”

“I learned a lot and would recommend to anyone who wants more awareness & confidence if they ever need guidance in this area.”

“Very informative, interesting, well researched and very applicable to my profession as a teacher. Learnt a lot.”