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Safer Recruitment Policy

Safer Recruitment 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 purpose of this policy is to: 

  1. Give our commitment to protect children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect by a staff member or volunteer of [insert name of organisation] 
  2. Reduce the opportunity for a perpetrator of abuse to offend against the children and young people of [insert name of organisation]
  3. To guide the safer recruitment of staff and regular volunteers. 

Included in this section:

  • Policy 6: Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Procedure 3: Procedures for safer recruitment of Employees and Volunteers
  • Appendix 3: Safe recruitment checklist for staff, contractors and volunteers
  • Appendix 4: Questions for interviewers and Referees
  • Appendix 5: Volunteer screening form

This suite of policies includes:

If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

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