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Seminars & Workshops

Fundamentals of Child Protection
Level 1 Child Protection
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Child Protection for Youth Workers
Disclosures
Child Protection for Out Of School Care Providers
Child Protection for Primary Care
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Safe Organisations: Safer Children
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Code of Conduct Development
Child Protection Policy
Child Protection for Out Of School Care Providers
Vulnerability, Attachment and Child Development
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Refresher Training
Child Protection for Local Government Children’s Workers
Designated People
Fundamentals of Child Protection
Applied Child Protection
Fundamentals of Child Protection

Level 1 Child Protection 

The Level 1 Child Protection course will help you understand what the impact of child abuse and neglect is, what you can do to help prevent it happening and what to do when you are worried about a child or young person.  It’s essential for all people who work with children and young people and is used by thousands of people around Aotearoa New Zealand. 

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

Further Information About Level 1 Child Protection

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

Child Protection for Youth Workers

This Child Protection course will help you understand what the impact of child abuse and neglect is, what youth workers can do to help prevent it happening and what you can do when you are worried about a child or young person.  It’s essential for all people who work with children and young people and is used by thousands of people around Aotearoa New Zealand.

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 for Youth Workers

What will I learn?

  • How prevalent child abuse and neglect is in New Zealand and the impact of that on our young people.
  • How to recognise and confidently respond to signs of abuse and neglect.
  • The different ways young people can disclose abuse and neglect and how to handle those disclosures.
  • The vital role that Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy play in keeping children and young people safe.
  • Understanding and navigating the challenges which may impede helping a child or young person.
  • Relevant legislation and guidance established to protect children and young people.

Who is this course for?

Youth Workers


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 Disclosure training will equip you with the understanding of the many different ways children and young people can disclose. It will give you the confidence to be able to handle 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 disclosures.
  • 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
Duration:  2.5 hours for face to face workshop or 2 x 1 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

Child Protection for Primary Care

This Child Protection course will help you understand what the impact of child abuse and neglect is, what you can do to help prevent it happening and what to do when you are worried about a child or young person.  It’s essential for all people who come into contact with children and young people in their work.  This course is used by thousands of people around Aotearoa New Zealand.

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?

  • 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?

  • Healthcare – doctors, nurses, therapists etc

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

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 

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 
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

Code of Conduct Development

This course will help provide the children’s workforce (organisations and individuals) with a practical guide to development and implementing 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. 

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

Further information about Code of Conduct Development

What will I learn?

  • Planning 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:  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

Child Protection Policy

This course will help you develop workable and robust Child Protection Policies and Procedures.   A strong child protection culture of an organisation is fundamental to guiding and supporting those in key positions.  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. 

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

What will I learn?

  • Interactive 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.
  • Networking opportunity and peer support.
  • Child Protection Policy Development Plan to take away.

Who is this course for?

Organisations who want to develop and enhance their child protection.

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

Vulnerability, Attachment and Child Development

This course will cover attachment and vulnerability theory as a useful basis for understanding neglect and abuse, as it demonstrates linkages between a carer’s own childhood and their adult mental health, their approach to relationships and their parenting style.  Research has confirmed the crucial importance of attachment for a child’s healthy development. Attuned and sensitive adults are able to offer just the right amount of help, or ‘scaffolding’, to enable children to move successfully from one developmental stage to the next

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

Further information about Vulnerability, Attachment and Child Development

What will I learn?

  • Attachment and vulnerability theory.
  • How linkages between a carer’s own childhood and their adult mental health can affect their approach to relationships and their parenting style.
  • How secure attachment is a protective factor, which enables its development within children and also parents, hence is likely to increase the probability of better child and family outcomes.
  • How attachment can alert us that the child needs help.
  • Why identifying vulnerability and early intervention is so important​.

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who works with or supports children, families and parents
  • Interested community members
  • Supporting adults who are parents

Key Information

Format:  PowerPoint presentation with group work activities and discussion 
Duration:  3 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

Refresher Training

This course is for anyone who has previously completed either our Level 1 Child Protection workshop or our Child Protection Fundamentals online course.  This course will provide you with a refresher of the key information crucial to protecting children and young people.  You will be brought up to date with current developments in safeguarding and child protection and details of any changes in legislation that affect you and how you work.  

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

Further information about Refresher Training

What will I learn?

  • Refresher of key points to remember in safeguarding and child protection.
  • Any changes to relevant legislation.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for anyone who has previously completed either our Level 1 Child Protection workshop or our Child Protection Fundamentals online course.
  • The course is to refresh your knowledge in line with Children’s Act requirements to complete Child Protection every two years.

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

Designated People

The Designated Safeguarding Person 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 Designated People

What will I learn?

  • A greater understanding of the responsibilities attached to your lead role.
  • Child Protection Best Practice Standards​.
  • Workforce safety checking​ and safe recruitment.
  • Barriers and Professional dangerousness​.
  • Gain confidence in policies and procedures and embedding them across your organisation.
  • Understand the importance of management oversight of staff working with children.
  • Recognise the role of your setting in providing early help to vulnerable children in order to minimise and manage risk.
  • Managing concerns and the process for referring those children who may be in need of protection or intervention from other services.

Who is this course for?

Any person appointed to take lead responsibility for child protection issues within an organisation.

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

 Applied Child Protection

Deepen your knowledge of child protection.  Are you facing challenging child protection situations?   Working interactively in groups, you will explore the issues you face and create an action plan to take back to your organisation. 

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

Further information about Applied Child Protection

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 Champions 
  • 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 
Duration:  6 hours for face to face workshop or split over 2 webinars 
Delivery:  Face to face workshop or webinar 
Certificate:  Certificate of Completion issued via email upon completion of course 
Price (incl. GST):  On request