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.


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

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

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