Working with Children
Maltreatment in childhood often leads to adverse outcomes in adulthood. Here, we look at what those long-term effects are and the ways in which employers of people working with children can reduce the risks of harm to young people.
During the year ending 30 June 2018, more than 11,000 children in New Zealand were abused across 14,000 individual substantiated incidences.
All non-core children’s workers in state-funded organisations, that provide regulated health services must be safety checked by 1 July 2019. As the employing organisation it’s your responsibility to ensure all your non-core children’s workers are safety checked.
If you haven’t adopted a risk-based approach to your recruitment, chances are you haven’t got a clear picture of your candidate, and that makes it difficult to be confident in your hiring decision. Look into these case studies with our Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Maffett, to understand the benefits of risk-based employment screening and how to put this into practice in your workplace.
A standardised approach to employee screening could be anything from a formal written policy to a collection of undocumented ‘standard practices’. We reveal the positive impact such an approach can have on your overall business.
If you’re a core children’s worker in a state funded organisation, that provides regulated health services, find out how to make sure you’re compliant with the new Vulnerable Children Act legislation July 2018 deadline.
Getting background screening as part of a company’s onboarding process is standard practice for many organisations. The degree of verification ranges from simple employment references and police checks right through to role specific checks, such as; VEVO visa/work entitlement, financial checks, traffic, psychometric and many more.
From July 2015 all paid employees and contractors who work with children for state-funded organisations in New Zealand are required to be safety checked under The Vulnerable Children Act 2014. All existing non-core children’s workers must be safety checked by 1 July 2019.