Eurochild becomes a Full Member of the Keeping Children Safe Child Safeguarding Network

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Eurochild becomes a Full Member of the Keeping Children Safe Child Safeguarding Network

Keeping Children Safe (KCS) is pleased to announce that its member organisation Eurochild has become a Full Member of the KCS Child Safeguarding Network. This is an international network, open to NGOs and corporate organisations who want to strengthen their child safeguarding measures and to build the capacity of organisations to ensure their staff, programmes and operations are safe for children.

Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe advocating for the rights and well-being of children and young people to be at the heart of policymaking. The Eurochild network, co-funded by the European Union’s programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), currently counts 171 members in 34 countries. 

Eurochild is delighted to be a full-fledged member of the Keeping Children Safe network. Our commitment towards increasing children’s participation in our work is matched with our commitment to safeguarding children. With the support of the KCS network, we aim to create an enabling environment for as many children to engage in our mission of putting children at the heart of Europe”. 
Mieke Schuurman, Senior Policy and Advocacy Coordinator: Children’s Rights and Child Participation at Eurochild 

Eurochild has been part of the KCS Child Safeguarding Network as an Associate Member since 2017, when it adopted an internal child protection policy aimed to ensure a high standard of child safeguarding in its work directly with children in the different areas of its operations, including working with its members to engage with children and in its strategic planning and governance and advocacy work.

“Keeping Children Safe is pleased to welcome Eurochild as a Full Member of our global network. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them to champion child safeguarding across Europe”.
Sarah Blakemore, Chief Executive of Keeping Children Safe

The KCS membership scheme is available to organisations of all types and sizes right across the globe. Membership benefits include a range of tools and services ranging from the specialised technical assessment of an organisation’s child safeguarding measures, policy review and the creation and implementation of an action plan to ongoing coaching and mentoring, free auditing of an organisations charity partners and the access to an online Child Safeguarding Community of Practice. KCS stands shoulder to shoulder to support its members in their child safeguarding journey – based on the four International Child Safeguarding Standard –to effectively demonstrate commitment to protecting children from harm and exploitation by achieving two levels of certifications.

 

For more information about the Keeping Children Safe Child Safeguarding Network please email Maryam Ehsani, Child Safeguarding Network Manager, at maryam.ehsani@keepingchildrensafe.org.uk