AUCKLAND & NORTHLAND - REGIONAL SUPPORT MANAGER (NZ GOLF)
New Zealand Golf wants to ensure our young people can thrive and flourish in a safe environment, making sure their experiences in golf are positive. The support from Holistic Safeguarding is continually guiding us to support this goal.
Kim has supported the development of our safeguarding and child protection policies. All content was tailored to our golfing landscape and delivered in an interactive manner for our stakeholders. Kim is an engaging presenter and a pleasure to work with, her expertise in this area is invaluable. I could not recommend Kim enough.
We want to thank Kim for her passion and drive to safeguard tamariki and for sharing her knowledge with us, so we can do the same!
BUSINESS MANAGER, CHILDREN'S SERVICES & SAFEGUARDING MANAGER - Y Central Inc. (formerly YMCA Wellington)
The Y has engaged Holistic Safeguarding to embed safeguarding best practice into our organisational culture. This has included reviewing policy, frontline trainings, as well as Trainer for Trainer sessions.
Kim Dickinson is a knowledgable and dynamic trainer, and training sessions have been well received by our staff. Working with Kim and Holistic Safeguarding has ensured that our organisation is on the best path to create a child safe organisation.
BLAKE BENNET Ph.D
LECTURER, FACULTY OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK - University of Auckland/Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki-makau-rau
Holistic Safeguarding - Sport & Recreation Safeguarding Toolkit
A rational, balanced, and immediately actionable resource for safeguarding children in sport and recreation
From the outset, the Sport and Recreation Safeguarding Toolkit acknowledges the challenges clubs and sports administrators face in child safeguarding. Particularly refreshing is the ‘proportionate approach’ that recognises the vast range of needs and capabilities of the sports sector.
The toolkit makes a significant distinction between a ‘culture of safeguarding’ as opposed to a ‘culture of protection’. A protection focus, as Holistic Safeguarding suggests, “only protects the most vulnerable, and only at a time when they are at their highest level of need”. The ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, as it were. The toolkit provides users with a balanced perspective of child safeguarding with clear and supportive approaches that keep us walking clear of the edge, to begin with, along with clear and manageable steps at each turn.
The tangible examples turn overwhelming legislative expectations into user-friendly, contextually adaptable, and immediately actionable steps. It offers a rational and balanced perspective of safeguarding in sport, serving as a resource for coaches and sport administrators that is critical to meet the needs of our sector and promote positive experiences for all.
CHEIF EXECUTIVE - SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN
Safeguarding Children began working with Kim in 2019.
Kim shows a passionate determination and commitment to ensure organisations have strategies in place to prevent child abuse and ensure children receive the help they need.
She is client-focused, a strategic thinker and a tenacious advocate for children. Kim was visionary in her approach to the development of our latest resources.
We look forward to a continued relationship with Kim in her own business in the future, and wish her well.