Safeguarding & Child Protection: Policy to Practice

Bring safeguarding and child protection to life. Gain confidence in managing child protection concerns and addressing gaps and barriers.

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Date: Friday 23 August 2024

Format: Online workshop, no recording available

More information

This course is about bringing to life safeguarding and child protection within your work. It will give you greater confidence in what actions are best practice and how the law supports you to act in cases where you receive a disclosure of abuse, you are worried about neglect or a non-accidental injury. It will help you understand what safeguarding systems are, why they exist and provide you with confidence in responding to concerns about colleagues. You will also learn about potential gaps and barriers and how to avoid them in protecting children.

This workshop will cover:

  • Identifying and applying the core components of a child safe organisation
  • What makes a good child protection policy and procedures and how these need to be embedded and brought to life
  • Gain confidence in using the Oranga Tamariki Act Information Sharing provisions
  • Gain confidence in managing concerns regarding a child in need of protection or regarding an employee or volunteer of organisation
  • The importance of a safeguarding code of conduct
  • Child and adult Indicators of child abuse and neglect
  • Have knowledge of how to work with concerns of neglect
  • Managing concerns for non-accidental injuries
  • Handling disclosures from very young children
  • Gaps and barriers that can exist and how to address them
  • What records you should keep and what should be in them

Facilitator: Ruth Browning

This workshop will not be recorded, however all registrants will receive a copy of the presentation slides.

About the presenter

Ruth Browning

Ruth is a qualified Social Worker and member of the Social Workers Registration Board with a current practicing certificate. She has been a social worker for 20 years and has a wide range of experience working with children, youth and their families in both non-government and government organisations. This experience includes as a Social Worker and Family Group Conference Co-ordinator for Oranga Tamariki for several years.

Ruth understands child protection from both within Oranga Tamariki as well as within the community. She has a drive and passion for creating healthier and safer communities where children and young people can thrive.

Registration information

  • $70 for ECC Members
  • $245 for non members

Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the workshop will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will not be eligible for a refund. We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions


Use this form to register online for the workshop, or alternatively you can book directly on the Humanitix event listing.

ECC Member Price: $70+GST

ECC members can find their discount code in the member portal.