There are four International Child Safeguarding Standards
Standard 1: Policy
The organisation develops a policy that describes how it is committed to preventing and responding appropriately to, harm to children
Standard 2: People
The organisation places clear responsibilities and expectations on its staff and associates and supports them to understand and act in line with these
Standard 3: Procedures
The organisation creates a child-safe environment through implementing child safeguarding procedures that are applied across the organisation
Standard 4: Accountability
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.