Global Child Safeguarding Guidelines for Children and Adults
Children and adults are trained at SOS Children's Villages to report situations where child protection is at risk or fails. Likewise, if there is a suspicion of corruption. This registration and reporting system enables SOS Children's Villages to react immediately to protect children.
SOS Children’s Villages’ Child Protection Policy focuses on four key action areas: Awareness, Prevention, Reporting and Responding.
We place special emphasis on awareness and prevention to safeguard children and to improve the quality of the care they receive.
Any safeguarding concern that may arise is taken seriously and it is immediately addressed. This means that:
We build the capacities of co-workers, children, young people and families to recognise signs of abuse and how to prevent it.
We teach the use of tools such as positive discipline.
We work to eliminate harmful cultural practices.
Any reported child-safeguarding incident or concern is carefully assessed and, based on the results of the assessment; concrete actions are decided and put in place.
The SOS Children’s Villages Child Protection Policy defines different kinds of child abuse and explains how to safely report concerns. The policy also spells out the obligation of every SOS Children's Villages employee and associate to report any concern, suspicion or allegation of any child abuse.
SOS Children's Villages South Africa creates an enabling environment for holistic (children and youth, asset protection and people) safeguarding. To report any safeguarding issues, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org