Keeping children safe
ChildFund New Zealand believes in a global community where children are safe and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We promote children’s rights as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).
ChildFund New Zealand recognises that children can be more vulnerable due to their age, gender, race, ethnic origin or socio-economic status. Children with disabilities, who are orphaned, are indigenous or from ethnic minorities, can face an even higher level of vulnerability. Natural disasters, disease, armed conflict and displacement expose children to additional risks. Many of these risks can impact the children we work with, so we regularly assess and manage risks at all stages of our activities.
Additionally, the international nature of development work means we must take care to ensure we do no harm through our work. We take extensive steps to safeguard children in our work in New Zealand and overseas, and through contact between our staff, volunteers and interns, supporters or partner organisations.
This Child Safeguarding Policy broadly outlines the steps we take in our work and with our people, to ensure we do no harm to children.
Click here or on the image below to read our Child Safeguarding Policy.