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A standards-based approach to child protection : Keeping Children Safe

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Abstract: Abuse of children occurs on a staggering scale across the world. Many aid and development agencies that have contact with children have tried to put measures in place to keep the children safe from harm. Yet a lot of organisations struggle with defining adequate policies and systems to prevent child abuse within their organisations and beyond; to equip their staff with the skills to recognise and respond to issues of child abuse; and to make their agencies ‘child safe’. In recognition of these challenges and as a response to them, several international aid and development agencies (mainly based in Europe), together with the uk National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (nspcc), have worked together since 2001 to develop a standards-based approach to child protection. They form the Keeping Children Safe Coalition, with the goal to increase the safeguards offered to children through improved child protection policies and practice within agencies and authorities which work with children.
Authors: Unknown
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Practice
End Page: 52
Serial number: 109
ISSN: 1387-9553
Volume: November
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , aid programmes , human security
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2007
Region: Europe
Right: © 2007 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 51
Title: A standards-based approach to child protection : Keeping Children Safe