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're implementing the CPP in our Annual Report.

Our Child Protection Policy goes beyond these minimum requirements and also sets out how we'll build a culture of child protection within the Ministry.

Our Child Protection Policy [DOCX, 659 KB]

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