22 years as a Police Officer in Child Protection.
Child Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking.
"My background has given me expert knowledge of Child Sexual Exploitation and a passion to ensure that people are talking about safeguarding, helping to protect tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) throughout Aotearoa / New Zealand, saving children's lives in the future."
Provider of bespoke training / presentations to you and your team.
A preventative approach to child protection by minimising or eliminating harm to a child.
A reactive approach to address suspected or known cases of abuse and neglect.
Out of 41 EU and OECD countries, Aotearoa ranks 35th in child wellbeing outcomes - Source: Unicef
1 in 2 New Zealand women have experienced Intimate Violence in their lifetime, this includes Physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse.
A child dies every 5 weeks in NZ as a result of family violence Source: UNICEF Innocenti Report
20% of Girls and 9% of boys in New Zealand report unwanted sexual abuse Source: UNICEF Aotearoa.Child
Child Safeguarding Training is NOT mandatory for professionals or volunteers who work with children and young people in Aotearoa – even for professionals such as teachers, doctors, counsellors and nurses. Right now in New Zealand, it is not required by law to report childhood sexual abuse – or any child maltreatment – when it is seen or suspected. Source: Children’s act 2010
In 2017 Nudes shared by Teens was 4% in 2023 it was 42% - Source Netsafe NZ.
In 2022 27 reports per month, of sextortion, was made to NZ Police. In 2023 it doubled to 58 reports a month - Source NZ Police.
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission Enquiry, https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/ is due to be completed in March 2024. It is expected that there will be the introduction of mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse within the recommendations.
This will require child safeguarding and child protection training for all agencies & NGO’s involved with Tamariki and Rangatahi. Everyone who works with or connects to children should know about safeguarding and what it is?
Do you understand it?
Would you be able to See The Signs that a child or young person is a victim and in need of safeguarding?
Would you know what to do if you believed you did See The Signs?
Are your team up to date with their safeguarding knowledge?
Isn’t training your team and safeguarding a child more important than waiting for compulsory training?
Let me present to your team online or in person?
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