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Child Matters Services

Child Matters works throughout New Zealand, educating, supporting and inspiring adults to protect children.

Our wide range of services are designed to work with individuals, families, organisations and communities in various ways, to inspire and equip adults to create safe, stable and nurturing environments for children.

Child Matters' work includes:

Establishing and delivering nationally recognised child protection training programmes to the children’s workforce

Advising organisations and businesses on child protection and safe working practice


Raising awareness of the role we all play in keeping children safe through the annual event ‘Buddy Day’

Advocating the rights of children by influencing changes in policies and legislation to make New Zealand a safer place for children