ChildAid actively promotes and enhances the protection, safety and welfare of children and young people from abuse and make appropriate responses to any allegation or suspicion of abuse.

ChildAid seeks to ensure that those benefiting from the charity are not harmed in any way through contact with our representatives. We will accordingly take all reasonable steps within our power to ensure that this does not happen.

All children without exception regardless of special needs, age, gender, language, ethnic or racial origin, colour, sexual identity, religious beliefs, political or other opinions, cultural or socio-economical factors, birth or other status have at all times and in all situations the right to be completely secure from the fear or reality of abuse. The welfare of children is paramount. As stated by the UNCRC in all actions concerning children the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

We regular train our partners in the territories on current issues concerning child protection based upon UK practices and procedures.

Child Sponsorship Scheme, Correspondence and Visual Images:

  • We believe everyone has a right to protection from abuse and exploitation. Whilst different cultures may have different levels of tolerance, we will not tolerate any child abuse or exploitation. This protection includes those children who have been allowed to take part in our child sponsorship programmes from any sponsor who may want to misuse the sponsorship system.
  • We release only limited information about the children. All correspondence with a child must go through our
    office.
  • Any visual images, written materials or websites are checked as being appropriate and not denigrating for any child