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Haere Mai
Welcome to Holistic Safeguarding

Safeguarding You to Safeguard Children

Holistic Safeguarding works across the spectrum of child safety helping organisations working with children and their families be child safe organisations. Risks of harm and abuse are not exclusive to a child/young person's personal environment. They also occur within professional settings. Our holistic child-centred approaches ensure organisational child safety risks are identified and mitigated with safeguarding solutions that uphold best practices and promote a safeguarding culture.

We support organisations wishing to qualitatively meet their Children Act 2014 requirements, or seeking to reflect child safety best practice or pursuing external safeguarding or child safety accreditation. As the founder of Holistic Safeguarding Kim Dickinson has with New Zealand's only two accredited organisations. Our expertise and range of services assist organisations with continuous improvement and organisation personnel with all aspects of child safety professional development.

If you think we may be able to help your organisation, we offer a free no-obligation consultation service and would love to hear from you.

Some of Our Many Happy Customers

Child Safe Organisations 

We are delighted to be working with Holistic Safeguarding in updating our organisations Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies, procedures and developing a culture of safeguarding within New Zealand Golf and across golf as a sport.


My knowledge of this area was low, but the friendly and supportive approach from Holistic Safeguarding has made this work simpler and easier to understand.


We are thrilled with the products and e-learning that has been tailormade to our organisation and sport and highly recommend Holistic Safeguarding to other sports and organisations who wish to commit to their responsibility and role in safeguarding and child protection.

Liz McKinnon

Talent & Coach Development Officer

Golf New Zealand

It was a pleasure to work with Holistic Safeguarding. They accommodated our staff, with times to suit us, and the course was interactive and interesting. I will be looking forward to doing other courses with Holistic Safeguarding.

Lynne Dobson, Manager,

Albany Preschool

Bespoke Early Years Class

I came into today feeling it was going to be a very ho-hum boring full day on child safety. I couldn't have been more wrong! It was a great way to learn and understand the NZ way of child protection.

CLM Community Sport

In-house Safeguarding and Child Protection Training 


At Lulu and Max, all staff complete child protection training. We've used other companies in the past and recently came across Holistic Safeguarding.


Our team has found this course extremely informative, with content relevant to NZ. It incorporated Te Reo Māori and delves into important information pertinent to the course.

The price is affordable, particularly compared to other online courses and especially given the depth of course knowledge provided.

Tessa Flowers-Morrell, 

Lulu & Max

School Care, After School Care, Holiday Programmes and OSCAR accredited

The Sport and Recreation Safeguarding Toolkit offered by Holistic Safeguarding is a great way for organisations to bring their safeguarding practices up to good practice. We invested heaps of time, money and energy - including undertaking a benchmarking process in 2018 with an overseas provider and ended up developing much of what is in the toolkit. Having the toolkit available to us would have fast-tracked our improvements to our safeguarding culture.

Joshua Tabor, CEO

Scouts New Zealand

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