Child protection

The Australian Volunteers Program is committed to the protection of children from all forms of harm and abuse.

All children have the right to be protected from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and exploitation. All children have the right for their opinion and their voices to be heard. These, and other rights, are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Australian Volunteers Program is deeply committed to upholding the rights of children. A responsibility we share with our staff, our partners, and our volunteers.

Resources

Child Protection Policy
Policy document [2021] 287 KB

Guidance in developing and implementing strong child safeguarding procedures
Child protection policy workbook [2020] 2.6 MB

'All Children Have Rights'
Poster [2021] 171 KB

'Everyone is responsible for the protection of children'
Brochure [2021] 365 KB

'Reporting incidents and concerns'
Poster [2021] 1.3 MB

'Why is Child Protection Important'
Poster (version 1) [2021] 1.3 MB

'Why is Child Protection Important'
Poster (version 2) [2021] 846 KB

Need more information?

For enquiries, please email childprotection@australianvolunteers.com or reach out to your local country office.

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Image based on a drawing by a child beneficiary of the ‘Three2Six Refugee Children’s Education Project,’ hosted by Sacred Heart College,
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Image based on a drawing by a child beneficiary of the ‘Three2Six Refugee Children’s Education Project,’ hosted by Sacred Heart College,
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Image based on a drawing by a child beneficiary of the ‘Three2Six Refugee Children’s Education Project,’ hosted by Sacred Heart College,