Child safety

War Child is committed to the protection of children from “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual violence,” as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 19; 1989).

A Child Safety Policy ensures that War Child’s staff is aware of child protection concerns and engages in behaviour that prevents abuse. The policy also ensures that staff knows how to respond in case abuse does happen. The Child Safety Policy is signed by and applies to all staff, volunteers, partner organisations, board members, ambassadors and representatives of War Child. We make sure all children and young people who come into contact with War Child understand our commitment to keeping children safe, and know how to report any cases or suspicions of any form of abuse.