Safeguarding Children Initiative is New Zealand’s only provider of child protection eLearning. Our courses are for everyone – and anyone – who comes into contact with children and young people, as a professional or volunteer. Developed by nationally-recognised experts with in depth frontline experience. Gain the skills to become confident and competent in recognising possible child abuse and neglect, and know what to do about it.  Together we can make a difference for our tamariki and New Zealand’s most vulnerable.


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New Zealand context

The only publicly available child protection eLearning that reflects New Zealand legislation



Evidence your continuing professional development


Children’s Act

Make provision for the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect

“All the sections were of high value, particularly the bullet point indicators and the video clips. Also thought that the process of putting in a Record of Concern were well explained and helped understand what to do and how to go about it in regard to the information needed. Also like the clear outline of our obligation to protect children as being paramount.”

eLearning student

“ Our community palliative care team have found the e learning module easy to access, navigate and complete. The information has helped increase the staff’s knowledge and awareness to assist us to help protect the safety and promote wellbeing of children and young people. The training will sit alongside our organisational Oranga Tamariki policy. The team at safeguarding children have been approachable and responsive to our needs. “

Jenny Coleman

Clinical Services Manager, Hospice Mid-Northland

The content of the course is extremely comprehensive and well designed and I am confident that my teachers will find that the knowledge gained will give them the confidence to respond effectively, should they find themselves in the unfortunate position of dealing with a child protection situation.

I have had some wonderful feedback from the teachers working through the course. Everyone is impressed with the content and the way it is delivered.

Nga mihi nui/kind regards

Wendy O’Brien

Professional Practice Leader, Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association

Award-winning Services

The vital role our eLearning is playing in giving adults the tools to help vulnerable children was recognised at the New Zealand Charities Technology Awards 2017.

Our award was for best small to medium enterprise connecting communities through technology.