Responding to a concern of abuse

All people working with children and young people must notify the parish Child Protection Officer of any concerns or allegations of child abuse promptly on becoming aware of these allegations.  If there is a clear incidence of abuse you or the Child Protection Officer must without delay notify Oranga Tamariki (0508 326 459) as soon as possible. If you have concerns and need assistance to decide the best action steps please consider referring to one of the following national support agencies for advice on the matter.






If an urgent response is required to ensure the child’s safety the concern should be reported to the New Zealand Police (111).


Child Protection Procedures Flowchart




Further support

Please feel free to contact anyone in the Presbyterian Youth Ministry or Presbyterian Children and Families Ministry team for any additional support.