What are the advantages of implementing child protection standards?
- Children are protected, which minimises risks of abuse and exploitation.
- Agency representatives are protected – clarity on expected behavior with children and what to do if there are concerns about the safety of a child.
- The organisation is protected – commitment to keep children safe deters potential abusers from joining it.
An example of a list of standards is provided below. You could use it to help you develop or improve the child protection standards of your own facility.