Policy Statement

This policy statement formally expresses BKFA’s belief in and commitment to the principle contained in Article 19 of the UN Convention On The Rights Of The Child that all children, wherever they may live and whatever may be their circumstances, have the right to be protected, nurtured and to be free from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, maltreatment and exploitation.

Policy Objectives

The objectives of this policy are to:

 Child Abuse

In this policy statement, the term “abuse” is used for ease of expression and has the same meaning as is given to it in the UN Convention On The Rights Of The Child and includes all forms of physical and mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.

Definition of a Child: A child is regarded to be any person under the age of 18 years.