What We Do

What We Do

We protect the rights of every child, strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation. We commit to keeping children safe- be it within or outside of our organization by strengthening communities. We ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, and encourage reporting, ranging from human resource development actions such as- training and counselling, suspension, dismissal, and legal action.

OUR POLICY IS BASED ON
1. The roots, vision, mission and values of the organization,
2. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC),
3. Experience and input of stakeholders from various PURE AID’s associations including children who are important stakeholders and great value is placed upon their views,
4. The standards on child protection as defined by the Keeping Children Safe Coalition,
5. Working the best interest of every child to reach the millennium development goals for child safety and development,
6. On the fact that every child has the right to develop to his or her full potential, to quality education, participation and non-discrimination,
7. Everybody has the responsibility to protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination,
8. Policy that creates specific attention focused on internal mechanisms to prevent and respond to child abuse within PURE AID, INC.

GOALS OF THE CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
This policy aims at:
1. preventing cases of child abuse and reducing the number of incidents (child-to-child, adult to-child) in facilities and programmes in each member association,
2. making children aware of their rights and their active role in child protection,
3. informing children, co-workers, board members, family and community members, volunteers and partners (sponsors, donors, journalists, governmental authorities, etc.) about the child protection policy and related procedures (awareness, prevention, reporting, responding),
4. encouraging co-workers directly involved with children to apply the skills needed to contribute to each child’s development and protection,
5. ensuring that all co-workers have the working conditions needed to contribute to each child’s development and protection,
6. fostering open and honest discussions on child abuse in national meetings and workshops in all programmes and facilities amongst all stakeholders (children, young adults and their families, child and youth care co-workers, management staff, board members, and fundraising staff, teachers, maintenance and security staff, etc.),
7. putting in place fair, secure and transparent reporting channels in all types of programs that guarantee the right of stakeholders (children, parents, staff) to be heard,
8. forming an active network of protection so that all children and adults in our organization are safe and protected within and across all member associations.