Reporting suspected abuse
See information on reporting alleged abuse and what to do if you’re worried about a child.
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Learn what to do if you suspect abuse of a child in an education facility, or want to make an allegation of abuse about any education facility.
What should I do if I suspect a child is being abused?
Suspected abuse of a child should be reported to Oranga Tamariki and/or New Zealand Police. Oranga Tamariki and New Zealand Police are able to investigate allegations and hold offenders accountable.
You can find information about reporting suspected abuse of a child to the New Zealand Police on their website.
You can find information about reporting suspected abuse of a child to Oranga Tamariki on their website.
What is the Ministry of Education’s role?
The Ministry of Education can help schools and early learning services to prepare for, manage and respond to traumatic events, including suspected abuse. More information about our Traumatic Incident services can be found on our website.
We can also help you raise matters relating to suspected abuse with an early learning service, school or other education facility.
For more information you can contact:
Phone: +64 4 439 5441 or 027 615 8429
If you’re worried about a child
Follow the process in your Child Protection Policy if you suspect abuse.
If there's a real risk that the child will be harmed ring the Police 111 or Oranga Tamariki as soon as you can.
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