Child protection policy

Step 1: What is a Child Protection Policy or Procedure?

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A Child Protection Policy or Procedure relates to the standards and policies that organisations develop to protect children from both intentional and unintentional harm. This means that you not only develop a specific Child Protection Policy, but also that you integrate the safety of children in other processes and policies of your organisation.

The following short video gives you a good idea what that might mean for a school in India:

In this toolkit, we follow the 11 standards as developed by a consortium of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in partnership with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and which follows the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

11 standards child protection

Standard 1: A written policy on keeping children safe
Standard 2: Putting the policy into practice
Standard 3: Preventing harm to children
Standard 4: Written guidelines on behaviour towards children
Standard 5: Meeting the standards in different locations
Standard 6: Equal rights of children to protection
Standard 7: Communicating the ‘keep children safe’ message
Standard 8: Education and training for keeping children safe
Standard 9: Access to advice and support
Standard 10: Implementing and monitoring of the standards
Standard 11: Working with partners to meet the standards