About us

Keeping Children Safe is a dynamic and growing global network working to keep the world’s most vulnerable children safe from abuse and exploitation. It was established in 2001 by a group of leading humanitarian relief and development charities in response to the growing realisation that children were being abused by aid and development workers in emergency camps in West Africa and within their own organisations.

Keeping Children Safe represents a commitment by organisations worldwide to protect children by developing and promoting a set of robust and comprehensive safeguarding standards that all organisations can and should follow.

As a result of our services, and through our expanding network of members in over 120 countries, millions of children worldwide are now better protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.