Child Protection Policy for the Ministry of Education
The Vulnerable Children Act 2014, requires us (along with other State services and organisations providing government–funded services to children and families) to have a Child Protection Policy (CPP).
The Act requires our policy to:
- Contain, at a minimum, how we identify and report child abuse and neglect
- Be available to download from our website
- Be reviewed within 3 years
- We must report on how we are implementing the CPP in our Annual Report.
Our Child Protection Policy goes beyond these minimum requirements and also sets out how we will build a culture of child protection within the Ministry.
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