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Quality and standards

Safeguarding

War Child is committed to the protection of all children from any form of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

War Child works exclusively to improve the lives of children affected by armed conflict. 

We protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living in conflict-affected areas. We believe that children have the right to live, to develop, to be protected and to participate - and these rights are enshrined in all our programmes.  

We are committed to their protection from "all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual violence" as outlined in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Child safeguarding policy 

All War Child representatives have a duty of care and responsibility to keep all children who we come into direct or indirect contact with safe.  

A strict Child Safeguarding Policy applies to all people who represent War Child in any capacity. The policy is designed to protect children who come into contact with the organisation and its partners from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect as well as commercial and sexual exploitation. It enables us to prevent, identify, report and respond to child safeguarding concerns - and ensure accountability and transparency at all times.

Read our Safeguarding Policy

 

Code of conduct 

In order to reach our objectives, it is very important for us to act with integrity and respect. Therefore, everyone contracted by War Child must adhere to our Code of Conduct. The code outlines what professional and ethical standards of behaviour are expected from our employees, interns, volunteers, partners and anyone else contracted by War Child. 

Our employees represent War Child not only during work hours but also in their private lives. Furthermore, the Code of Conduct includes rules that ensure the safety of children. 

Read our Code of Conduct

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Accountability

War Child is committed to being accountable to children, young people, and their communities.