(London 10th May 2018) Keeping Children Safe calls on world leaders to champion the safety of children at the highest levels by tabling a UN Resolution on child safeguarding in a new report released today.
The report ‘Protection of Civilians and Safeguarding Children’ was developed in partnership with the University of Reading as part of our new campaign: Safeguarding Children in Conflict and Crisis.
Millions of children are killed or disabled as a consequence of war and many more are likely to be in situations of extreme physical and emotional risk. These children are in already desperate and terrifying situations, but tragically, they are also at risk of being abused by staff in the organisations sent to protect them.
The vast majority of peacekeeping personnel and staff in humanitarian organisations perform their jobs with courage, dedication and professionalism. Yet those who abuse children bring shame on the entire humanitarian system and betray the trust of those that they have been sent to protect.
The Safeguarding Children in Conflict and Crisis campaign is calling for:
- All organisations to safeguard children in line with international standards
- Donors to insist that the organisations and initiatives they fund implement robust child safeguarding measures
- World leaders to champion the safety of children at the highest levels by tabling a UN Resolution on child safeguarding
For more information contact Sarah Blakemore, KCS Director. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 250 8325. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org