Sexual ViolenceYouthEducationLegalWomenParentingCrisisEthnicMenChildrenCounsellingElderFamilyDisabilityMaoriCoordination



   Weekly Media Roundup
   Risk assessment in the context of intimate partner violence – Theory to Practice
   MSD's FVSV Update September 2023
   Henderson Heroes
   ACC - Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims: Information sessions for contract updates
   Te Puaruruhau - Sexual Harm Conference October 2023 – Auckland
   Safeguarding Children training - Child Protection Leads – Online
   Weekly Media Roundup
   Lifewise Parenting Courses for Term Four 2023
   Child Protection in the context of Family Violence - ECLIPSE – Online
   Submissions open on bills on family and sexual violence
   Job vacancies at Te Kupenga: Whakatinana/Implementation Kaimahi
   Weekly Media Roundup
   Family Action – new premises, rooms for hire, capacity for referrals
   Young People and Pornography/Online Sexual Content workforce training for FV/SV services
   Shine RESPOND - Level 3 Specialist: Men Who Use Violence: Drivers, Impacts and Interventions
   Deepening reporting practice to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities
   International Youth Day — youth voices, engagement and activism
   Sharing Practice – Working with Resistance and Backlash – Webinar
   NZFVC: Sexual violence justice updates
   Child Protection Training - Auckland Region
   Shine RESPOND - Level 3 - Advanced 2-day training – Auckland
   Sexual Harm Conference October 2023
   Shine RESPOND - Level 1 - Introductory training – Online
   Weekly Media Roundup

New children's workforce regulations in effect from 1 July

June 17, 2015 at 4:23 PM

*From the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse*

New children's workforce regulations in effect from 1 July

New regulations requiring mandatory safety checking of people who work with children come into effect on 1 July 2015.

The regulations, a key part of theVulnerable Children's Act and theChildren's Action Plan, require all new employees working directly with children in government agencies and government funded organisations to undergo a Police vet, a full identity check, comprehensive reference checking, candidate interviews and a risk assessment before commencing work. Guidelines to help organisations implement the regulations were launched in March 2015.

The regulations will be implemented in a phased approach, initially covering employees beginning employment who will work alone with, or have core responsibility over children, such as doctors, teachers, nurses, paediatricians and social workers. Regulations will then be gradually introduced as follows:

  • 1 July 2016 - new non-core workers starting a job or contract
  • 1 July 2018 - core workers currently employed
  • 1 July 2019 - non-core workers currently employed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley said "We must do everything we can to keep our children safe from abuse, and the new regulations provide the most consistent and comprehensive mandatory checks that have ever been in place for children’s workers."

The regulations and supporting documents are available on the Children's Action Plan website.