SOS Children’s Villages awarded Level 1 Certification

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SOS Children’s Villages awarded Level 1 Certification

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We are pleased to share that SOS Children’s Villages International has been awarded Level 1 Certification. Following a robust and comprehensive assessment, this certification confirms SOS Children's Villages has developed a child safeguarding framework to protect children from harm and has processes for responding effectively when incidents occur.

“We are proud that our commitment to child safeguarding has been recognised by Keeping Children Safe. [...]  We are a learning organisation, and the process of certification has been particularly valuable in showing us how to strengthen our existing practices for ensuring children in SOS Children’s Villages programmes are safe from harm.” 
Norbert Meder, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages 

Only three other global organisations have achieved the Level 1 Certification standard. This can be followed up with Level 2 Certification (awarded with a kitemark), which requires a higher level of compliance.

Learn more about SOS Children's Village certification journey and discover the benefits of our certification scheme.