Child Protection Week
4th - 10th September 2023
In 1989, something incredible happened...world leaders came together and made a historic commitment to the world’s children. They made a promise to every child to protect and fulfil their rights via the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
This legally binding international instrument was ratified in Aotearoa on 6th April 1993 and included children’s rights to be safe and protected from harm and abuse. Yet, as we internationally acknowledge National Child Protection Week 2023, New Zealand continues to have some of the worst global child vulnerability, maltreatment and abuse statistics.
Child vulnerability and abuse risks are predominately thought of as relating to a child’s personal environment. However, these risks can also occur from within organisations, and no part of the children's workforce has been immune from having case examples.
Supporting Governance and Leadership in Child Protection Week 2023
In acknowledgement of Child Protection Week 2023 and to help increase the number of organisations in Aotearoa’s Children’s Workforce demonstrating Child Safety Best Practice, we are:
Offering our paying customers (from 1st April 2023 onwards) 2 x FREE spaces on our Child Safety for Governance and Leadership eLearning Course for their Chair of Governance and Organisational Lead; and
Offering up to 10 new customers a FREE space for their Organisational Lead on our Child Safety for Governance and Leadership eLearning Course.
Child Safety for Governance and Leadership eLearning
FREE Space for New Customers
If you are a new customer and wish to nominate your organisation's Lead, please complete and submit the below by Friday, 8th September 2023.
Safeguarding Children is Everyone's Responsibility
Every person, in every physical and online environment, is encouraged to advocate for all children to be safe from harm and to play their part in helping to protect a child they believe may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm.
Any person concerned about child abuse should call Oranga Tamariki on 0508 326 459 or the Police on 111 (emergencies) or 105 (non-emergencies).