International Child Protection
There is an increasing need to be able to offer support to organisations and churches working out of the UK with children and young people in other countries.
There are many different forms of work undertaken by a wide range of organisations, including orphanages, schools, child sponsorship, teaching skills to help create economic and community sustainability and humanitarian aid of different types. Providing specialist advice regarding the complexities of working in other countries under different jurisdictions, but at the same time upholding the principles enshrined in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is essential.
For some, assistance may be required once difficulties have emerged or following disclosures and/or allegations of improper conduct involving children. These are complex areas that require specialist assistance. For others, assistance in developing policies, procedures and good practice guidance is required in order to create safer environments for workers and children.
With the increased need to demonstrate compliance from oversees partners in regards to organisational policy and practice, we have developed specialist tools to help aid this, and to help ensure best practice is translated with cultural understanding, context and sensitivity.
Self-audit tool for reviewing International safeguarding arrangements
In partnership with our members we have developed a tool for organisations that work with partners overseas to help them review and develop safeguarding arrangements in a way that takes into account the local culture and statutory framework. Find out more here.