Spirit Aid Policy on Child Protection

Spirit Aid is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

All employees, volunteers and partners will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

This policy document outlines our commitment to protecting children.

Principles

Our policy processes are based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children is the primary concern
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse
  • Child protection is everyone’s responsibility
  • Children have the right to express views on all matters which affect them, should they wish to do so
  • We shall work in partnership together with children, parents, guardians and those with custody, to promote the welfare, health and development of children
  • When we work through partners, they have a responsibility to meet minimum standards of protection for children in their programmes