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Five Day Child Protection Studies Programme

Wednesday, May 24, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: families, children, prevention, violence, abuse

The Child Protection Studies Programme from Child Matters is the only specialised NZQA accredited (Level 3) child protection training on offer in New Zealand. It provides students with a broad base of knowledge and skills, and just as importantly the confidence to act effectively when children have been abused and to intervene early when a child is at risk or if you suspect a child is being abused.

The content covered in the programme is comprehensive and practical, and is designed to enhance the skills of those who have a responsibility or role in the safety of children.

Dates: Monday 12th to Friday 16th June 2023.
Location: Christchurch - venue TBC.
Cost: $650 plus GST per person. The price includes workbooks, assessments, resources and morning tea.

Find out more about the 5-day Child Protection Programme, including how to enrol. You can also contact Child Matters for more information on this programme (07 838 3370 or info[at]

Child Matters recommends that every organisation or school has at least one Child Protection Champion. We all have a critical role to play in keeping New Zealand’s children protected and safe. It is essential that we protect our future generations. The short and long term effects of abuse on children are:

  • aggression, bullying and violence;
  • criminal offending;
  • behaviour disorders;
  • social isolation;
  • inability to form healthy relationships; and
  • health related issues.

This impacts our community, our country and our future. We need to identify those children who are at risk!

This 5-day Programme is a pre-requisite for the NZ Diploma in Child Protection (NZQA Level 5). Graduates of the Diploma often go on to become leaders of child protection in their communities, raising the skills and consciousness of the entire community.

Find out more about the NZ Diploma in Child Protection.