All violence against children involves the abuse of children’s rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and various other international, regional and national legal frameworks.
We believe that all children have a right to freedom from violence and abuse. We recognise that the rights and wellbeing of children are paramount and that child abuse never is acceptable.
CHILD CIRCLE is fully committed to safeguarding all children and to carry out our work in a way that protects them.
CHILD CIRCLE’s work mainly concerns policy, advocacy, exchange and training. Most of the time, it does not involve direct contact with children. However, there may be infrequent contacts, usually with groups of children and young people. When planning new work, programme visits, research or events, we will assess whether it will involve contact with children and take necessary measures to safeguard children.
All persons working on behalf of CHILD CIRCLE are bound by our safeguarding commitment, procedures and code of conduct, regardless of role and/or position.