Our Child Safeguarding Policy
At Plan, we are committed to realising children’s rights as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child—including their rights to protection from abuse and exploitation. This also means holding ourselves to account in ensuring that no child is harmed or placed at risk of harm as a result of their association with us.
Underpinned by this ‘do-no-harm’ principle, Plan International has established our in-house Child Safeguarding Policy to create safe environments for children within our organisation. Having been one of the early members in Keeping Children Safe (KCS) Coalition, we developed our child safeguarding standards from the tough international standards KCS set for agencies working with children globally.
Instead of merely focusing on the prevention of harm to children at the hands of staff and associates, we strive to proactively protect children by minimising every risk children may encounter upon their contact with us, and ensuring our activities and operation do not cause or add to any difficulties for children.
Scope of Policy
All our employees and our associates, including board members, volunteers and partners, adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Code of Conduct
A set of behavioural guidelines for working with children are outlined in the Code of Conduct which all our employees are mandated to sign onto.
Reporting and responding
Our employees have a responsibility to consider and help minimise the child protection risks of all activities involving children. Anyone who suspects child abuse has taken place in Plan are invited to contact our Child Safeguarding Focal point. All concerns raised under our Child Safeguarding Policy will be dealt with promptly and will be treated seriously and sensitively.
For more information
If you have questions or concerns about Child Safeguarding Policy at Plan International Hong Kong, email our Child Protection Focal Point at [email protected] or call at (852) 3405 5305.
Please click here to read our Child Safeguarding Policy, and see how we protect children at Plan in the following poster: