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Child Protection for Education professionals

Those working in the Education sector play a key role in New Zealand's response to child abuse. Child Matters can support education providers and professionals to ensure they are doing all they can to protect vulnerable children. Click here to find out more…

 

 

Child Protection Policy

Children and professionals can be safeguarded and protected through the implementation of effective child protection policies and procedures. Child Matters offers a range of expert advisory services to help ensure your organisation’s child protection policy is robust enough to keep children and staff safe. Click here to read more...

Safer Recruitment, Safer Children

A guide to ensure the people working with children are safe to do so. It has been developed in partnership between Child Matters and the Ministry of Education on behalf of the Children’s Action Plan Directorate. The guidelines provide a practical and easy-to-follow pathway for organisations to choose safe and appropriate people to work with children – also known as ‘screening and vetting’. Click here to find out more…

Workforce restrictions for children’s workforce

The Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. Click here to read more...