Child Protection Procedure Contents

There is a written child protection policy that meets the requirements of the Children Act 2014. The policy contains provisions for the identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect, and information about how the service will keep children safe from abuse and neglect, and how it will respond to suspected child abuse and neglect.

The policy must be reviewed every three years. Documentation required:

  1. A written child protection policy that contains:
    1. provisions for the service’s identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect;
    2. information about the practices the service employs to keep children safe from abuse and neglect; and
    3. information about how the service will respond to suspected child abuse and
  2. A procedure that sets out how the service will identify and respond to suspected child abuse and/or Intent:

Child protection policies support children’s workers to identify and respond to vulnerability, including possible abuse and neglect.

Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008 (as amended May 2016), HS31, HS32

No.      Name                                                                                                                          Page

  • How we keep Tamariki Safe at Playcentre………………………………………………………….. 1
  • Child Protection RESPONSE Process: What to do when there is a concern……………… 3
  • Responding to Other Concerns…………………………………………………………………………. 6
  • Regional Office Procedures following a report of a Child Protection Concern………….. 6
  • Indicators of Abuse and Neglect……………………………………………………………………….. 9
    • Child Protection Response Flowchart
    • Child Protection Record Form

Centres can locate digital copies online by visiting www.playcentre.org.nz