Meet the team

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Kiwi Community Child Protection Training (KCCPT) formally known as Leanne Couch Consulting started in 2017, specialising in Safeguarding and Child Protection Training for the community.  The initial aim of the organisation was to develop child protection policies and deliver in person training within sporting environments. Not long after, word spread and other community non-sport organisations identified a gap in their own practices and requested training for their workforce (staff and volunteers). It grew from there, expanding to an organisation who trains community based organisations all across Aotearoa.

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    Director/ Facilitator 

    Leanne Couch

    Leanne is an experienced facilitator in Safeguarding and Child Protection Training, with extensive knowledge in supporting community organisations across Aotearoa. With a multitude of experience working with young people through various roles over the last 15 years, she found her drive to dedicate her time and energy to really help safeguard young people in sport and recreation organisations in Aotearoa, from small sport clubs to regional and national sport organisations, supporting their leadership with creating a child safe culture. 

    She has a BSc (Hons) in Sport, Health and Fitness Training from the University of Bath and has gained a variety of sport coaching qualifications.

    Leanne currently contracts to ACC, to deliver the sexual violence prevention programme 'Mates & Dates' in high schools across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Working with hundreds of rangatahi in years 9-13 each week facilitating sessions on healthy/safe behaviours in relationships and also unhealthy/harmful behaviours in relationships (dating violence) and ensuring our young people are supported if they disclose abuse.

    Leanne also contracts to the organisation 'Safeguarding Children' as their sport subject matter expert, and has worked alongside them to design online training for sport clubs and after school care workers.

    Leanne has experience working in the junior sport system in Australia, England, USA and New Zealand. Her roles have varied from teaching primary school Physical Education, delivering youth leadership programmes in secondary schools and coaching at sports clubs. Leanne spent 3 years working in a sports administration role at Sport Manawatu, developing sport behind the scenes.


    Before leaving the UK to live in NZ, Leanne was contracted to work with Sport England for 3 years.  In this role she worked closely with the Safeguarding Team, developing ways to enrich young people's lives through sport.  Her experience of working with those children most at risk of slipping through the cracks has been a driving force of her work here in Aotearoa where she has continued to consolidate and grow her knowledge. 

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