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Seminars & Webinars

Fundamentals of Child Protection
Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
Disclosures
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Safe Organisations: Safer Children
Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Information Sharing
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Child Protection Leads

The below training is delivered via seminar (face to face) or webinar (virtual).

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

This training is an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection. 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. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki and rangitahi.  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 the following sectors:  Youth, School, Early Childhood Education, Primary Care, OSCAR, Social Service Providers.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

Further Information About Recognising & Responding

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.
     

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 
Duration:  3.5 hours for face to face workshop or 2 x 1.5 hour webinars 
Delivery:  Face to face workshop or webinar 
Certificate:  Certificate of Completion issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):  On request 

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Disclosures

This training is for anyone working with children and young people. The course will equip you with the understanding of the many different ways children and young people can disclose. It will give you the tools to feel more confident in handling those disclosures in a sensitive and effective way.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

Further information about Disclosures

What will I learn?

  • Different types of disclosure.
  • How to respond effectively to those different types of 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.

Who is this course for?

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Providers – primary, intermediate & 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: Seminar (face to face) – 2.5 hours,  Webinar – 2.5 hours including a 10 minute break and 20 minute Q&A
Certificate: Certificate of completion issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl.GST): On request

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Safe Organisations: Safer Children

This course will help you learn what it takes to be a child safe organisation and how to create the conditions for that within the place you work. This course helps you with how to embed the protection of children into the organisation’s culture, so that it is understood, accepted and acted upon by everyone. Another word for this is safeguarding, safeguarding is about identifying risks early and taking mitigation action – BEFORE it becomes a child protection issue.

We can also do bespoke training for the sport sector for this course.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

Further information about Safe Organisations

What will I learn?

  • Identifying the core components and elements that embed a safeguarding culture:
    * Defining safeguarding and child protection within professional roles
    * Learning how unsuitable personnel may target organisations
    * Risk mitigation
    * Exploring staff safety, reducing risks of allegations against staff
  • What makes a good child protection policy and procedures and how these need to be understood by staff, volunteers, children and young people, and adhered to in every situation.
  • How to produce a safeguarding code of conduct.
  • Safe ways of working.
  • Safer recruitment of staff and volunteers.
  • How to work together with children, young people, parents, carers, the community and other organisations to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Who is this course for?

All organisations working directly or indirectly with children/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: Seminar (face to face) – 3.5 hours, Webinar (virtual) – 2.5 hours including a 10 minute break & 20 minute Q&A
Certificate: Certificate of completion issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl.GST): On request

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct

This course will help provide the children’s workforce (organisations and individuals) with a practical guide to development and implementing a workable and robust Child Protection Policy and Procedure and a Safeguarding Code of Conduct. Serious case reviews highlight the need to create a consistent, systematic approach to identify and respond effectively to concerns. These are the roles of your Child Protection Policies and Procedures. 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. The cost of this course (face to face or webinar delivered) includes 2 resources which will be sent to you when registered. These resources will guide you through the process and useful as references when creating and adapting your policies, procedures and code of conduct.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

Further information about Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct

Face to Face What will I learn?

  • Interactive policy and procedure audit and review
  • Child Protection Policy guidance and development from leading national experts
  • Embedding a culture of child protection
  • Testing your current Child Protection Policy and Procedures
  • Planning code of conduct content
  • Monitoring and review processes
  • Key “MUST DO” areas for consideration
  • Key “MUST NOT DO” areas for consideration
  • Child and family versions
  • Networking opportunity and peer support
  • Child Protection Policy Development Plan to take away

Webinar What will I learn?

  • How to complete a policy and procedure audit and review
  • Child Protection Policy guidance and development from leading national experts
  • Embedding a culture of child protection
  • Planning code of conduct content
  • Monitoring and review processes
  • Key “MUST DO” areas for consideration
  • Key “MUST NOT DO” areas for consideration
  • Child and family versions

Who is this course for?

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

Key Information

Format for Seminar: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Format for Webinar: PowerPoint presentation with opportunity to ask questions
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
Duration: Seminar (face to face) – 3.5 hours, Webinar – 2.5 hours with short break and Q&A’s included.
Certificate: Certificate of completion issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl.GST): On request

 

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Information Sharing

This training is for anyone working with families, children, and young people. The course will equip you with the understanding of the recent legislative changes that allow for greater information sharing when we are concerned for a child or young person’s safety or well-being.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

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 for Seminar: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Format for Webinar: PowerPoint presentation with opportunity to ask questions
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
DurationSeminar (face to face) – 3.5 hours, Webinar – 2.5 hours with short break and Q&A’s included
Certificate: Certificate of completion issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl.GST): On request

Fundamentals of Child Protection

Child Protection Leads

The Designated Person or Child Protection Lead has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis.  It is essential that an appropriate senior member of staff is selected to take lead responsibility for child protection.  This person should be selected because of their interest, experience and competency required for the role.  This course will help give a greater understanding of the responsibilities attached to your lead role.

Please complete our contact form to enquire about courses we have coming up or to book this course for your organisation.

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 for Seminar: PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion
Format for Webinar: PowerPoint presentation with opportunity to ask questions
Delivery: Webinar (virtual) or Seminar (face to face)
DurationSeminar (face to face) – 3.5 hours, Webinar – 2.5 hours with short break and Q&A’s included
Certificate: Certificate of completion issued via email upon completion of course
Price (incl.GST): On request