A National Safeguarding Framework – Working Together for a Safe Church has been developed and released by NOPS and the Auckland Diocese, along with the Dioceses of NZ will be implementing these national policies and procedures. The National Framework comprises of the following polices:
The Safeguarding Policy is the overarching policy which explains our national principles of safeguarding, our commitment to keeping our children, youth and vulnerable adults safe, and provides definitions of various forms of harm.
Key areas of safeguarding are responding appropriately to concerns of complaints of harm, ensuring we have safe recruitment practices in place, and that our people are supported to work safely with children, youth and vulnerable adults. On that basis, the Concerns & Complaints Policy and the Safe Recruitment & Training Policy have been developed.
You can view and download volunteer task descriptions and risk assessments on our Safeguarding Resources web page. You can read about Safeguarding workshops and Volunteer training, and watch some short videos, on our Safeguarding volunteer training webpage.