Child Safeguarding Policy

These policies are part of Sport NZ's overall commitment to safeguarding children and will be supplemented with further guidance, templates, knowledge-sharing and training to support national, regional and community organisations.

Our policy and procedures have been developed in partnership with Safeguarding Children - Tiakina ngā tamariki as interactive pdfs for your organisation to download and complete, by adding your organisation’s details in the fields provided, then save to your own files.

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The policy:  

  1. Sets standards to protect children and young people, our staff, volunteers and contractors. 
  2. Contains procedures for our staff, volunteers and contractors to guide them in identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect and so meets our obligations under the Children’s Act 2014. 
  3. Creates a mandatory requirement for all staff, volunteers and contractors to report any concern about the safety of a child or young person, no matter how small they believe it may be, to one of our Child Safeguarding Reps (CSRs). 
  4. Appoints our CSRs and sets out their role and responsibilities. 
  5. Provides details of the other procedures in place that are to be followed by all staff, volunteers and contractors at all times. 
  6. Ensures an organisation creates a safe environment and that all staff know what to do if there are concerns about a child or young person.

Included in this section:

  • Policy 1: Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Procedure 1: Responding to disclosed or suspected abuse and neglect
  • Appendix 1: Child concern form

This suite of policies includes:

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