Child protection advice for volunteers

Community Networks Aotearoa chief executive Ros Rice is on a nationwide tour offering advice to volunteers about keeping ...
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Community Networks Aotearoa chief executive Ros Rice is on a nationwide tour offering advice to volunteers about keeping children safe.

Charitable trust Child Matters and umbrella organisation Community Networks Aotearoa (CNA) are touring a nationwide roadshow on children protection for volunteers and volunteering groups.

East Auckland's presentation is on Wednesday, March 22, at Te Tuhi Centre, Reeves Road, Pakuranga.

CNA chief executive Ros Rice says the 90-minute provides education and information to people in the volunteering and community sectors to assist in understanding roles and responsibilities when engaging with children.

It also offers access to resources to assist in developing safe child protection systems and environments.

"We aimed at organisations who don't work with children or who have volunteers who don't think they need to have policies regarding children," Rice says.

"It's giving them the news that they do need to have policies about safety for children and also an example of the kind of policy they can have and what they need to do.

"We want to help non-profit community organisations to get up to speed with what's required of them to enable more information about how we can keep our children safe."

People interested can find more information and sign up the free event at communitynetworksaotearoa.org.nz or just drop in.

The presentation at Pakuranga is from 2-3.30pm at Te Tuhi.

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