Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Development & Audit Tool
Writing a policy document can be a daunting task for anyone and knowing where or how to start is one of the biggest obstacles. Developed by a nationally recognized subject expert, this guide is an essential tool for any individual responsible for implementing a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy or reviewing an existing one. It provides an example framework for the content of an organisation’s policy to ensure the essentials are covered. Digital copies will be provided.
Guide to Creating a Safeguarding Code of Conduct
A Safeguarding Code of Conduct provides guidance on appropriate and expected standards of behaviour of those working or volunteering in an organisation towards tamariki and rangatahi. This resource provides constructive guidance to key points of shared practice. It helps to provide planning content and monitoring and review processes. Digital copies will be provided.
Essential Safeguarding and Child Protection Bundle
We have distilled our many years experience working with organisations large and small into a set of resources that form an essential guide to developing or enhancing your child protection policy and procedures. When choosing to purchase both our resources we offer a combined price package. Digital copies will be provided. This toolkit includes:
- Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Development & Audit Tool
- Guide to Creating a Safeguarding Code of Conduct
Report of Concern
Sometimes it is the quality of the information you pass on to Oranga Tamariki and the Police that makes all the difference to protecting a child or young person. Even passing on a car registration number to the police is enough to identify a child you are concerned about. A Report of Concern is the term used by Oranga Tamariki and the Police for the information you provide. Please download our Report of Concern resource for further information.
It is important to seek support and guidance if you feel concerned. For more helpful links/contacts please download our Support Services resource.
Information Sharing Provisions
The information sharing provisions apply to a large group of government agencies, non-government organisations, health and education services. This download provides a detailed list of these. Any agency covered by this list can request information from another agency under Section 66C of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.
When reporting tamariki injuries it’s important to document as accurately as possible. Use our body map to help you pinpoint the location of an injury and to classify the injury in detail.
E Tū Whānau – Our Ancestors enjoyed loving whānau relationships
E Tū Whānau is a kaupapa Māori movement for positive change. They have developed a range of resources to support positive change in whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori. This resource titled “Our Ancestors enjoyed loving whānau relationships” discusses how violence was not a traditional part of Māori family life. It also talks about the strong evidence around loving whānau relationships and how tamariki were cherished, nurtured and kept safe.
E Tū Whānau – Protecting our whānau
E Tū Whānau is a kaupapa Māori movement for positive change. They have developed a range of resources to support positive change in whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori. E Tū Whānau seeks to help rebuild and strengthen protective factors for Māori by restoring traditional whānau values and giving them a ‘new lease of life’ that makes sense in today’s world.
My Body My Taonga
Written by Rosalind Harrison and illustrated by Suzanne Simpson (Suitable for children aged 4.5 – 9 years)
Two young friends, Rāwiri and Ruby, have a kōrero about body safety and take readers on a learning journey with them. Tamariki learn the power of instincts, how to spot unsafe behaviour and master how to get help should they ever need to.
To order your book please go to www.mybodymytaonga.com using the code NZSUPPORT to receive a 15% discount.
The aim of the story is for children to:
- Understand privacy and body boundaries, know who their trusted adults are.
- Learn how to recognise types of unsafe behaviour including bribes, threats and unsafe secrets.
- Understand that unsafe behaviour can come from an adult, a peer, someone they know or a stranger.
- Trust their instincts and learn the plan of Stop, Walk and Talk.