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Seminars & Webinars

Fundamentals of Child Protection
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Disclosures
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Information Sharing
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Recognising & Responding to Grooming
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Child Protection Leads
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect – Health
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Safeguarding Children in Emergencies
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Applied Child Protection Practice
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Child Protection Leads for Play, Active Recreation and Sport
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Keeping Children Safe for Youth Sport Coaches
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Safeguarding and Child Protection for Sport
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Code of Conduct
Child Protection Policy
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Keeping Children Safe for Youth Leaders

Our training is structured as progressive learning. It is essential that our learners complete an entry level course in recognising and responding to child abuse and neglect, before moving onto our more advanced and specific trainings. These advanced trainings are relevant to specific roles and areas of work that assist you to build upon the entry level knowledge with the skills you need.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

This training is your starting point on your safeguarding and child protection learning journey. It would also serve as a good refresher as it is an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection. You will gain an understanding of the impact of child abuse and neglect, along with the knowledge of what you can do to prevent and minimise the risk of harm to tamariki and rangatahi. You will gain confidence in the actions you need to take when you are worried about a child or young person. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki and rangatahi.

We also have tailored options of the Safeguarding and Child Protection training for the following sectors: Youth, School, Early Childhood Education, Primary Care, OSCAR, Social Service Providers.

Further Information About Safeguarding and Child Protection

What will I learn?

  • How prevalent child abuse and neglect is in New Zealand.
  • How to recognise vulnerable children and families and intervene early to prevent abuse and neglect.
  • How to recognise and confidently respond to signs of abuse and neglect.
  • How to handle disclosures of abuse and neglect.
  • What systems and processes assist in preventing abuse and neglect from occurring within your organisation.
  • The vital role that a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy play in keeping children safe.
  • Understanding and navigating 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 and secondary schools
  • Specialist Education – learning support schools
  • Social Services
  • Healthcare – doctors, nurses, therapists, counsellors etc
  • Faith Groups
     

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $145pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“I found the course very informative, educated me on many more services available to these vulnerable children and assessment technique that I will be able to put into practice.”

“I think everyone should be aware of this information. Then if a disclosure is made, more people would be confident of what to do.”

“The information within the course is really for everyone, no matter what standing in the community, as we all need to keep our generations safe.”

“An informative session which left me feeling confident in my new knowledge and able to respond appropriately to relevant situations.”

Disclosures

Evidence from child abuse survivors shows that for the vast majority of children their disclosure journey was negative. There were numerous missed opportunities for intervention and support identified along these journeys. Negative journeys were characterised by poor responses from those to whom they had disclosed, lack of support, particularly emotional support, and a lack of protective action taken. Recognising a disclosure, and how you respond is vitally important to ensure children and young people feel believed and can access the support they  need.

Take this course to acquire and build the knowledge and skills required to help a child.

Further information about Disclosures

What will I learn?

  • Different types of disclosure.
  • How to respond effectively to those different types of disclosures.
  • Navigating a disclosure.
  • How to create an organisation that children and young people feel is safe to disclose abuse and neglect within.
  • What international research tells us are the things that children and young people need during and after a disclosure.
  • The 7 R’s.
  • Internal and external risks.
  • Barriers to responding.
  • Information sharing.
  • Reporting thresholds.

Who is this course for?

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Providers – primary, intermediate, secondary schools & out of school care
  • Specialist Education – learning support schools
  • Social Services
  • Healthcare – doctors, nurses, therapists, counsellors etc
  • Faith Groups
  • Sport
  • Youth Services

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 2.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“The presentation from beginning to end was culturally appropriate, well presented, well explained, easy to follow, relevant and informative.”

“Very informative and included very practical info that can be implemented straight into my work.”

“Excellent communication and processes. Knowledgeable and effective presenter. Considerable and relevant content.”

Information Sharing

Lack of or poor information sharing is a key factor repeatedly identified in many serious case reviews carried out following the death of or serious injury to a child.

Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Every practitioner must take responsibility for sharing the information they hold.

Take this course to make sure you know the recent changes in legislation that allow and support you as a practitioner to share crucial information regarding children’s wellbeing and safety.

Further information about Information Sharing

What will I learn?

  • Why we need to share information.
  • What ‘good’ information sharing looks like.
  • Relevant legislation, including the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, The Family Violence Act 2018 and The Privacy Act 2020.
  • What the legislation requires us to do when requesting and sharing information.
  • Recent changes to the legislation.
  • How you can apply the above in your practice.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone working regularly with children and young people or their families.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“The information that was presented was very thorough. It covered areas that I hadn’t thought of and also gave suggestions on how to approach different situations.”

“The quality of the content and relevance to our work mean Safeguarding Children trainings are something I will encourage others to also do to remain current/confident in their practice.”

“The training was relevant and to the point.”

Recognising and Responding to Grooming

Grooming involves a perpetrator establishing a trusting relationship with a child and those associated with the child’s care and wellbeing, to create an environment in which sexual abuse can occur. Sexual abuse can be prevented if the adults around children know how to recognise grooming and respond effectively.

Take this course to acquire and build the knowledge and skills required to prevent child sexual abuse.

Further information about Grooming

What will I learn?

  • Understand the motivations of adults who sexually offend against children.
  • Recognise risk factors of child sexual abuse.
  • Recognise signs and patterns of grooming, both face to face and online.
  • Respond appropriately to grooming concerns.
  • Prevent and interrupt grooming behaviour.

Who is this course for?

Parents, caregivers and anyone working with families, children and young people. Whether your safeguarding journey is just starting, part way or near completion.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 2.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“Empowering/enlightening to be mindful and aware of what’s occurring around our children.”

“Needs to be ‘out there’, gives specifics and clarity, informative and a good length.”

“The information is relevant and reliable. Made me feel empowered to voice concerns.”

“Everyone needs this training – takes a community to raise our tamariki.”

Child Protection Leads

Organisations now recognise the importance of having a child protection lead, also known as child protection officer or designated person for child protection. If you are in the role of child protection lead in your organisation this course will help you understand what the responsibilities of that role are and how to meet those responsibilities.

This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios relevant to your sector.

Further information about Child Protection Leads

What will I learn?

  • A greater understanding of the responsibilities attached to your lead role.
  • Gain confidence in policies and procedures and embedding them across your organisation.
  • Recognise the role of your setting in providing early help to vulnerable children in order to minimise and manage risk.
  • Managing concerns regarding a child in need of protection or regarding an employee or volunteer of the organisation.
  • ‘Professional dangerousness’
  • Difficult conversations
  • Reporting thresholds and ‘grey’ areas

Who is this course for?

  • Child Protection Leads, Designated Person for Child Protection
  • Anyone who has the role of being the key person for Child Protection in the organisation

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“I loved the idea of the breakout rooms, it was great to be able to interact with other people and hear what they have to say, being able to bounce ideas off each other and further enrich the learning.”

“To be honest I had not really thought about the importance and consequences of this role and the training put it into perspective for me.”

“I think this will help NZ alot, to understand the absolute importance of accurate, reliable and consistent reporting of abuse against children.”

“Engaging, professional, the facilitator had wonderful subject matter knowledge, informative and responsive to the groups needs.”

Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect – Health

This training is an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection for all workers in the health sector. You will gain confidence understanding the impact of child abuse and neglect, knowing what you can do to help prevent it happening and what to do when you are worried about a child or young person. We will also work together to gain confidence in having those difficult conversations with young people and the whānau you work with. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki and rangatahi.  You will also learn how to protect your workplace’s reputational risk profile. Our courses have been attended by thousands of people around Aotearoa New Zealand.
 
 
We can also do bespoke training for your organisation.

Further Information About Recognising & Responding - Health

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.
  • How to handle disclosures of abuse and neglect.
  • The vital role that Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy play in keeping children safe.
  • Understanding and navigating the challenges which may impede helping a child.
  • Relevant legislation and guidance established to protect children.
  • How to effectively share information to keep children and young people safe.
  • Guidance on having those difficult conversations with young people and whānau.
  • Scenario based learning activities to share knowledge and experiences.
     

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with children or young families in either a professional or volunteer capacity within the health care sector. Health care workers who have found this course beneficial include (but is not limited to):

  • Clinicians
  • Administrators
  • Volunteers e.g. St Johns and hospital volunteers
  • Students studying in the health sector
       

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 3 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“This was one of the best webinars I have ever attended: full of relevant information. The webinar was a good mix of video’s and speakers to keep the attention of the viewers.”

“It is vital for the information around safeguarding children to be dissipated to many organisations/services. The presentation was structured and easy to understand. A wide source of information was given but enough for attendees to absorb and understand.”

“I personally found the training and information really helpful, insightful and practical. Having lived through most of these experiences, this programme really covered those topics in detail, and practical solutions and tools that were suggested really helps me with moving forward in this type of mahi.”

Applied Child Protection Practice

Deepen your knowledge of child protection by working through scenarios that allow you to explore the challenges and realities of applying best practice. We know we develop confidence in our practice when we can apply child protection learning to realistic situations in a safe space to do so. This course will provide you with this experience by working in small groups facilitated by one of our expert trainers.

Further information about Applied Child Protection Practice

What will I learn?

  • Reviewing your child protection knowledge.
  • Professional risk and child vulnerability.
  • Using best practise to overcome obstacles.
  • “Professional dangerousness”.
  • Difficult conversations.
  • Reporting thresholds and “grey” areas

Who is this course for?

  • Designated person 
  • Child Protection Leads 
  • Team Leaders
  • Managers 
  • Anyone working regularly with children and young people at risk of neglect and abuse. 

Key Information

Format:  Group work activities and discussion 
Delivery:  Workshop (face to face) or Webinar (virtual)
Duration:
 
Workshop 6 hours (short break and Q&A’s included) , Webinar – 2 webinars one week apart each 2.5 hours
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Contact us for a price for your organisation.

Safeguarding Children in Emergencies

Essential training for everyone involved in emergency management. This course will be valuable for all staff and volunteers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups or National Emergency Management Agency. Ensuring children are safeguarded from abuse and neglect during an emergency and that their unique needs are incorporated into civil defence emergency planning. Evidence shows that emergency management plans need to be more child-focussed and address the specific risks to children.  

Further information about Safeguarding Children in Emergencies

What will I learn?

  • Understand children’s unique vulnerabilities and how to minimise harm.
  • Instill confidence to identify vulnerable children and families.
  • Increase ability to recognise indicators of abuse in both children and adults.
  • Provide guidance for steps to take when concerns are raised.
  • Give an understanding of the options available for helping a child including legislation which supports you to do this.
  • Help you develop a plan which includes the necessary safeguards to address the risks to children in an emergency setting.

Who is this course for?

Staff and Volunteers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups and National Emergency Management Agency 

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery:  Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2.5 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Contact us for a price for your organisation.

“Very well researched, engaging conversation, good focus on Emergency Management applications.”

“The information was very relevant to an emergency situation that could happen at any time.”

Child Protection Leads for Play, Active Recreation & Sport

​Sport, Active Recreation and Play organisations now recognise the importance of having a child protection lead, also known as child protection officer or designated person for child protection. If you are in the role of child protection lead in your organisation this course will help you understand what the responsibilities of that role are and how to meet those responsibilities.

This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios likely to arise in your sector.

Further information about Child Protection Leads for Play, Active Recreation and Sport

What will I learn?

  • A greater understanding of the responsibilities attached to your lead role.
  • Gain confidence in policies and procedures and embedding them across your organisation.
  • Recognise the role of your setting in providing early help to vulnerable children in order to minimise and manage risk.
  • Managing concerns regarding a child in need of protection or regarding an employee or volunteer of the organisation.
  • “Professional dangerousness”.
  • Difficult conversations.
  • Reporting thresholds and ‘grey’ areas.

Who is this course for?

  • Child Protection Leads, Designated Person for Child Protection within play, active recreation and sport
  • Anyone who has the role of being the key person for Child Protection in the organisation

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
 
Webinar 2 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

“Amazing online delivery. Very informative. I work in a school environment where courses are presented regularly on this topic as part of our professional development, however I would have to say this was one of the better courses that I have attended. Straightforward, informative and to the point.”

Keeping Sports Safe for Youth Sports Coaches

Does your club or organisation have young people as junior coaches for children? Youth coaches need to ensure they are working in a safe and appropriate way with children and understand their responsibilities to respond to concerns for child safety. Youth coaches do not have the same responsibilities as adults in recognising and responding to child abuse or neglect. This course will ensure they learn what is relevant for them. Likely scenarios will be worked through and discussed in small groups to embed the learning in a practical way. The content is specifically designed for the 13-20 year old age group.

Further information about Keeping Sports Safe for Youth Sports Coaches

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to some of the signs of abuse and neglect for children.
  • What they should do if a child discloses abuse to them.
  • What they should do if they are worried about an adult or fellow youth coach’s behaviour.
  • What are the guidelines for appropriate and safe behaviour when working with children.
  • What difficulties and practical issues they may face in applying the above.

Who is this course for?

The content is specifically designed for the 13-20 year old age group.

This course will be run for a minimum group of 15 youth leaders (can be from multiple organisations) who need to be in one room together with an adult from the organisation to support them. The safeguarding consultant will either be in the room in person or via Zoom link and will facilitate the session including answering any questions and providing guidance on the scenario work.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with small group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
  1.5
hours (with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Contact us for a price for your organisation

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Sport

This training is specifically designed for those working in, and volunteering for sports clubs and organisations. You will gain an understanding of what you can do to prevent and minimise the risk of harm to tamariki and rangatahi who participate in sport. You will gain confidence in the actions you need to take when you are worried about a tamaiti or rangatahi. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works, or volunteers for a sports club or organisation. This course will give you a deeper understanding of appropriate responses to child protection concerns by working through scenarios likely to arise in your sporting code. Everyone from coaches, managers, officials, and club administrative staff to parents or caregivers need to ensure they are working in a safe and appropriate way with tamariki and understand their responsibilities to respond to concerns for child safety in the sports setting.

Further information about Safeguarding and Child Protection for Sport

What will I learn?

  • Learn to apply safeguarding and child protection practice in sport settings.
  • Gain confidence in using the information sharing legislation.
  • Gain awareness of the indicators of child abuse and neglect​.
  • Understand how to respond to a disclosure or concern for a child or young person on your team or in your club​.
  • Understand your personal barriers and how they could impact your role as a coach, manager, or club administrator​.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who works directly or indirectly with our children or young children in either a professional or volunteer capacity within the sporting sector. Such as managers, coaches, trainers, instructors, officials, or parents.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
  Webinar 3 hours, Seminar 3.5 hours (both with short break and Q&A’s included)

Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $60pp, Seminar $110pp Register Now
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation

Code of Conduct

Working with children and young people is a privilege. Children deserve to be safe as they participate and thrive. Parents and carers rely on the people working and supporting their children to behave in ways that keep their children safe and encourage their development. Police vetting alone will not identify people who are inappropriate or unsafe to work with children; this is why a child-focused Code of Conduct is so important. Many organisations under estimate the importance of a Code of Conduct which is vital in keeping children safe and organisations safe for children.

Further information about Code of Conduct

What will I learn?

  • Safeguarding Code of Conduct guidance and development from leading national experts.
  • Planning code of conduct content.
  • What are the best practice behaviour expectations for those working with children.
  • In what contexts are these behaviour expectations needed.
  • Embedding a culture of child protection.
  • Monitoring and review processes.

Who is this course for?

All organisations who engage with tamariki and rangatahi, or vulnerable adults.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) 
Duration:
 
Webinar 1.5 hours (with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $100 per person and includes hard copy resource mailed to you before the webinar.
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation
Resource: Guide to Creating a Safeguarding Code of Conduct.
This resource will guide you through the process and is useful as a reference when creating or adapting your code of conduct.

“This is an extremely important subject and really enjoyed presenters commitment to the subject, their knowledge and the portrayal that we all can make a difference.”

Child Protection Policy

A Child Protection Policy should send out a clear message of accountability and demonstrate your organisations commitment to the safety and protection of children.

It should set the tone or the expectation you have for your staff, volunteers, the organisation and service users. It should keep staff safe by creating a framework to guide them on how to keep children safe. Unfortunately for children, parents, staff and volunteers many organisations see their Child Protection Policy as a tick box exercise to comply with legislation as a way to secure funding.

This course will help you create a child protection policy that children and staff deserve and your organisation can be proud of. Safeguarding Children recommend also completing the Code of Conduct course to ensure staff and volunteers have a clear guide to safe and appropriate interactions with children and young people.

Further information about Child Protection Policy

What will I learn?

  • Child Protection Policy guidance and development from leading national experts.
  • Embedding a culture of child protection.
  • Essential elements to include in a policy.
  • Relevant legislation.
  • How to structure a policy.
  • Monitoring and review processes.
  • Child and family versions.
  • Child Protection Policy Development Plan to take away.

Who is this course for?

All organisations who engage with tamariki and rangatahi, or vulnerable adults.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) 
Duration:
 
Webinar 1.5 hours (with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):
Public: Webinar $120 per person and includes hard copy resource mailed to you before the webinar:  Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Development & Audit Tool
In-house: Contact us for a price for your organisation
Resource: Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Development & Audit Tool.
This resource will guide you through the process and is useful as a reference when creating or adapting your policies and procedures.

“The training was very well presented and very informative. I feel confident to go away and create the policy, procedures and code of conduct that we need.”

Keeping Children Safe for Youth Leaders

Does your organisation have young people as leaders or mentors for children? Youth leaders need to ensure they are working in a safe and appropriate way with children and understand their responsibilities to respond to concerns for child safety. Youth leaders do not have the same responsibilities as adults in recognising and responding to child abuse or neglect. Likely scenarios will be worked through and discussed in small groups to embed the learning in a practical way. The content is specifically designed for the 13-20 year old age group.

Further information about Keeping Children Safe for Youth Leaders

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to some of the signs of abuse and neglect for children.
  • What they should do if a child discloses abuse to them.
  • What they should do if they are worried about an adult or fellow youth leader’s behaviour.
  • What the guidelines are for appropriate and safe behaviour when working with children.
  • What difficulties and practical issues they may face in applying the above.

Who is this course for?

The content is specifically designed for the 13-20 year old age group.

This course will be run for a minimum group of 15 youth leaders (can be from multiple organisations) who need to be in one room together with an adult from the organisation to support them. The safeguarding consultant will either be in the room in person or via Zoom link and will facilitate the session including answering any questions and providing guidance on the scenario work.

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with small group work activities and discussion 
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration:
  1.5
hours (with short break and Q&A’s included)
Certificate:  Certificate issued via email upon completion of course 
Contact us for a price for your organisation