Child Protection Policy

Introduction

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.

Resources

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

Training

The Presbytery is hosting two workshops on the Code of Ethics in early October.

Details of the Bay of Plenty based workshop are available here.

Details of the Hamilton based workshop are available here.

Training resources can be found here