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Haere Mai
Welcome to Holistic Safeguarding

Safeguarding You to Safeguard Children

Risks of harm and abuse are not exclusive to a child/young person's personal environment. They can also occur within professional environments. Holistic Safeguarding supports New Zealand's Children's Workforce across the spectrum of child safety. We help organisations have holistic, child-centred safeguarding solutions that strengthen critical practice areas, demonstrate child safety best practice and promote a safeguarding culture. 


We have the knowledge and experience to assist organisations that want to ensure they qualitatively comply with legislation and/or demonstrate child safety best practice or are in the best position to pursue external safeguarding accreditation. The founder of Holistic Safeguarding, Kim Dickinson, supported both of New Zealand's accredited organisations in achieving and renewing their child safety accreditation. 


We offer a free, no-obligation consultation service and would be happy to explore how we can support your organisation.


New Zealand's only provider of child safeguarding and protection training tailored explicitly to supporting Governance and Senior Leadership. 


Our Child Safety for Governance and Leadership eLearning guides Executive Staff through their particular child safety roles and responsibilities in relation to the core requirements of being a Child Safe Organisation.

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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