Child Protection Policy
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.
The objectives of this policy are to:
- affirm that all children in all circumstances have the right to feel and to be safe and to live free from harm, exploitation and abuse
- ensure that all people associated with BKFA, including its Directors, staff, volunteers and partners understand and share our commitment to this principle
- ensure that BKFA has procedures in place, which will protect both the children with whom its representatives may come into contact from any adverse consequences of that contact and the representatives themselves from being placed in a vulnerable position as a consequence of that contact
- clearly express the actions BKFA will take in the case of any breach of this policy and the consequences of such breach
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.