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Developing Child Protection Policies

This workshop provides participants with clear guidance on how to develop an effective and robust child protection policy, as well as exploring associated procedures that create a culture of child protection within an organisation. This workshop will provide participants with a toolkit of information and resources to enable them to write or review a child protection policy, ensuring their organisation is compliant with current legislation requirements.   

Participants will:

  • Understand how to establish, promote and maintain a culture of child protection within their organisation.
  • Understand how the Children's Act, 2014 impacts organisations and how to comply.
  • Understand the key elements of a Child Protection Policy and know how to develop a robust and effective Child Protection Policy. 
  • Understand best practice guidelines for safe recruitment and safety checking of staff.
  • Understand the legal requirements and processes for responding to, and reporting, child abuse and neglect.
  • Know how to keep staff safe with consistent safe working practices.   

This workshop will include a range of teaching methods and mediums including lecture, small and large group discussions, interactive activities, and video clips.  Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences.

 

Length

One day (9.00am - 4.00pm)

 

Who should register?

This workshop is particularly suitable for anyone who works with children, especially those who are in a position to develop and/or influence policy and procedures within their agency or organisation.

 

For more information email us on info@childmatters.org.nz or phone 07 838 3370