At Cycling New Zealand, we believe that every child and vulnerable adult has the right to have fun, be safe, protected, and free from harm whether training at a local club or school or representing their country at an international level. As such, Cycling New Zealand has adopted a zero tolerance policy toward any behaviour that endangers the children and vulnerable adults in our sport.

See below to view the Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, useful Sport New Zealand resources and relevant legislation.


Cycling New Zealand's Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy aims at providing clarity around it's zero tolerance stance against behaviour that endangers children and their rights to participating in sport in an environment that is safe and nurturing. 

You can view our Child and Vulnerable Protection Policy here.

This online training resource is based on an existing proven module from Safeguarding Children (registered Charity) and adapted to be more specific to play, active recreation and sport. It is aimed at all levels of the play, active recreation and sport sector. It is designed to give learners the tools to identify the signs of potential abuse and neglect and know what to do about it. This is an essential responsibility of every volunteer or paid member of staff coming into contact with tamariki and rangatahi in the sector.

Click here to view the Sport New Zealand 'Child Protection in Play, Active Recreation and Sport' resource. 


Here are useful links to the relevant legislation surrounding this topic. 

The Privacy Act 1993

Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, (Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989)

Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014

Vulnerable Children (Requirements for Safety Checks of Children’s Workers) Regulations 2015

Health and Safety Act 2015

Employment Relations Act 2000

Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015