Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care
Working together to keep our tamariki safe.
All of our staff have undergone training designed to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, information and resources available to them when responding to suspected sexual abuse. The training programme dealt with revising and implementing child protection policy to be consistent with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act (2014). It also covered understanding and managing childhood sexual behaviours and gave practical guidance on working with families and children around body awareness and safety.
Statistics surrounding sexual abuse:
* As many as 145,000 of children and young people now living in New Zealand will experience sexual abuse before the age 16
* As many as 90% of victims are abused by a family member or someone whom they know and trust
* Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.
We all have a role in keeping our young children safe. Together we can help our children be safe from harm and well cared for, strong as part of a loving family and whanau and thrive by helping our tamariki be the best they can be.
Please talk to us about how we can help you.