The organisation develops a policy that describes how it is committed to preventing, and responding appropriately to, harm to children
The organisation places clear responsibilities and expectations on its staff and associates and supports them to understand and act in line with these
The organisation creates a child-safe environment through implementing child safeguarding procedures that are applied across the organisation
The organisation monitors and reviews its safeguarding measures
The Standards are based on the following set of principles:
All children have equal rights to protection from harm.
Everybody has a responsibility to support the protection of children.
Organisations have a duty of care to children with whom they work, are in contact with, or who are affected by their work and operations.
If organisations work with partners they have a responsibility to help partners meet the minimum requirements on protection.
All actions on child safeguarding are taken in the best interests of the child, which are paramount.
To implement the Standards across your organisation download the easy to use guidance: Keeping Children Safe standards and how to implement them.