Child Protection Policy


The safety of children and young people is a paramount concern in the Church. The Council of Assembly has issued a Child Protection Policy for the Presbyterian Church to help achieve this. It imposes responsibilities upon the Church as a whole, upon presbyteries and upon church councils and congregations. A copy of this policy can be downloaded here.

The Presbyterian Church also has a Code of Ethics, which sits alongside the Child Protection Policy. A copy of the Code can be downloaded here.


The Presbytery has oversight of the implementation of this policy in the Kaimai Presbytery region. A summary of the main requirements of the policy written with Kaimai Presbytery in mind can be downloaded here.

Resources for the Congregational Child Protection Officer can be found here


The National Office regularly hosts online workshops on the Code of Ethics email to register

Training resources can be found here