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ACT Alliance Child Safeguarding Policy
ACT Alliance Child Safeguarding Policy - https://actalliance.org/documents/child-safeguarding-policy/
ACT Alliance - Child Safeguarding Policy - Guidance Policy https://actalliance.org/documents/act-alliance-child-safeguarding-guidance-document/
THE ACT CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY REQUIRES ACT MEMBERS TO:
These are the Principles underpinning the ACT Alliance Child Safeguarding policy.
They are drawn from international human rights principles such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as humanitarian principles of ‘do no harm’.
These principles will help ACT member agencies ensure that child safeguarding is fully implemented throughout the organisation.
Developing and adopting a policy is not enough.
There is a saying that, “A policy isn’t worth the paper it’s written on” - Unless a policy is fully implemented it might as well not exist.
A piece of paper alone will not protect children from abuse by staff and others.
Implementing and monitoring best practice will, however, ensure that every possible step has been taken to protect children from abuse by staff and through any association with the agency.
The ACT Alliance Child Safeguarding Policy was developed using global best practices in the field, including years of learning and development about what makes a robust, actionable child safeguarding policy… and what will protect children from all forms of abuse.
Child Friendly Code of Conduct/Child Safeguarding policies
Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy Child-Friendly Version: https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/save-children-child-safeguarding-policy-child-friendly-version
Code of Conduct
Examples of Code of Conduct:
Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief: https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/assets/files/publications/icrc-002-1067.pdf
Australian Council for International Development Code of Conduct: https://acfid.asn.au/content/read-codeDo you have more? Please send them in and we would be happy to display them in the wiki
COVID-19 Get the latest information from the Department of Health about COVID-19. See more resources on Google Child Safeguarding during COVID-19
Disability-inclusive child safeguarding guidelines by Save the Children and Able Child Africa
safeguarding means that
this approach, as applied by
organisations, is equally effective
for keeping children with disabilities
safe as it is in keeping children
without disabilities safe.
These guidelines are for international
development and humanitarian actors
working with children, or representatives
of organisations of persons with
disabilities (OPDs) working in
development and humanitarian contexts.
The guidelines are written to ensure
relevance for disability-focused
organisations and the disability
movement, who may have strong systems
for disability inclusion but are in the
inception phase or improving their child
safeguarding systems. They also have
relevance for child rights organisations
or development and humanitarian
actors who may already have robust
child safeguarding systems but are only
beginning to mainstream disability in
Disability-inclusive child safeguarding toolkit
This tool is designed to help practitioners working with children with disabilities. Using participatory approaches1, the tool helps to identify potential safeguarding risks and risk mitigation strategies to ensure all activities are safe and inclusive. Safe programming is not about mitigating all risks, all actions have risks and attempting to mitigate all risks may mean the programme will not go ahead.
particularly important when working with
children with disabilities as there may
be more risks and therefore, if we are
attempting to mitigate all risks there is a
greater chance that the activity will not go
ahead resulting in even less provision for
children with disabilities. However, it is
essential we identify, monitor, and build into
our programme design risks that children
with disabilities may experience as a result
of engaging in activities or programmes.
E-learning courses - Disaster Ready.org - Investigating Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
This 5-hour course aims at helping UN partners to enhance their skills in investigating allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of beneficiaries in humanitarian settings.
Focal Points - Child Safeguarding
What is the role of the nominated child protection lead in safeguarding children and young people?Podcast - https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2019/august/podcast-nominated-child-protection-lead
This toolkit builds upon our expertise and our research, which provides the evidence-base for how to safeguard children from peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse. It is based on: desk research on law, human rights, and political science; qualitative data gathered from field research; and work with stakeholders.
This creates a context-specific toolkit for Peacekeeping Training Centres, Troop-Contributing Countries, international organisations, implementing partners, and other actors and entities involved with peacekeeping. Using interdisciplinary research and through working with a comprehensive group of stakeholders, we have created an evidence-base for recommendations necessary to drive forward the research and policy agenda.
The Safeguarding Children in Peacekeeping Toolkit (PDF), versions of which have been implemented successfully in thousands of organisations in nearly every country in the world, is based on international standards for child safeguarding, and is implemented within an organisation through (i) a self-assessment of current policies and practices, (ii) a robust mapping of relevant local and international laws and practices on child safeguarding, (iii) developing context-specific policies, measures and procedures based on the organisation and the legal mapping, (iv) training, and (v) follow-up.