Strengthening Child Protection Practice

The Ministry of Education is again sponsoring a range of professional development events for early childhood services wanting to improve their ability to provide quality care and education for the tamariki in their care. Events for 2019 will be held in Auckland, Wellington, Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Click on the green button below to see the locations and to book an event. The events are aimed at strengthening child protection practice and are open to all service types within each locality. Prior booking is required.

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This professional development programme is for teachers, educators and managers working in both home-based and centre-based services. It is designed to ensure that early childhood services have the necessary knowledge, information and resources available to them when responding to concerns about child abuse and especially suspected emotional abuse and/or childhood sexual abuse. The programme deals with developing a strong child protection culture and recognising early indicators of Neglect, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Emotional Abuse. It addresses issues of safe professional practice and care and protection within your Service. There are practical ideas for including child protection within your planned programme, working with parents and children to minimize the risk of abuse.

Further information and queries please use the General Enquiries form.