Policies and reports

Explore War Child's latest reports, research, advocacy papers and organisational policies.

Children stand in a circle holding hands as they play games at a War Child child-friendly space in the DRC.

Safeguarding policy

War Child work exclusively to improve the lives of children affected by armed conflict. We protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children living areas affected by conflict.

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Being a 'Force for Good' - How the UK's military partnerships can better protect children

In 2019, the UK had support relationships in at least eight countries where grave violations against children were verified by the UN. In this new report, War Child states that building the capacity of partner military forces, without appropriate efforts to ensure that the capacity is used in accordance with international law and best practice, places more children at risk.

Jawad smiling in Afghanistan.

Annual Report 2020

Thanks to our amazing supporters and partners, we reached a total of 171,992 children, young people and adults through our work in 2020.

Participant Nadia reads to her siblings at their home in a displacement camp in Iraq.

Diversity and inclusion policy

War Child values diversity and inclusion and seeks to ensure there are no discriminatory cultures or practices in our places of work. This policy sets out our commitments in regards to diversity and inclusion and provides guidance on anti-discriminatory practice.

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Whistleblowing policy

This policy is designed to enable War Child UK employees and representatives to raise concerns internally and at a high level and to disclose information which they believe demonstrates malpractice or impropriety.

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Annual report 2019

Thanks to our amazing supporters and partners, we reached a total of 100,217 children, young people and adults in conflict-affected countries in 2019.

Girl at school.

Annual report 2018

2018 was another proud year for War Child in our efforts to support and stand up for children in some of the most hostile environments on earth. As a result of our work, more than 100,000 children and their families living with the scourge of conflict across Africa and the Middle East were able to access a range of crucial services.

Children in Afghanistan smile at one of War Child's centres.

Annual report 2017

In 2017, thanks to our amazing supporters and partners we were able to reach 165,237 children, young people and adults – beating our annual target of 160,000.

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Code of conduct

The following guidelines are referring to appropriate and inappropriate behaviour of adults towards children and of children towards other children. Everyone contracted by War Child must adhere to our Code of Conduct.