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.

What is the purpose of child protection standards?

Example of child protection standards