Girl Child Network Safeguarding Policy
The Girl Child Network Child Safeguarding Policy sets a standard for the Girl Child Network staff members, volunteers, interns, consultants, researchers, board members, freelancers, network member organizations, agency workers, and other partners in order to safeguard children with whom Girl Child Network has direct or indirect contact.
It sets the standards for the recruitment process, the conduct of those associated with Girl Child Network, communications and social media, and the involvement of children in activities supported by Girl Child Network and/or its partner organizations.
It also sets out roles and responsibilities for monitoring the implementation of the policy, the procedure for reporting concerns, and timelines for the review of the policy.
Girl Child Network is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and ensuring that they are valued, listened to, and respected. Their welfare is paramount and all reasonable steps must be taken to prevent them from harm. All children have the right to grow, develop and thrive in environments free from violence, abuse, and exploitation.
What options are there through which a person can report?
Any person witnessing an occurrence of child abuse should report it to Girl Child Network through the following channels;
- Making a complaint through the Safeguarding Designated Person
Girl Child Network does not tolerate any form of abuse or misconduct such as exploitation, harassment, intimidation, and bullying by Girl Child Network staff members, volunteers, interns, consultants, researchers, board members, freelancers, network member organizations, agency workers, and other partners and take all concerns seriously. if you have a safeguarding concern or a complaint, or suspected or witnessed a safeguarding incident related to Girl Child Network please report by writing an email to Girl Child Network’s Designated Person at email@example.com or call +254 114 764 511 or +254 206 004 510.
- Making a complaint through Girl Child Network Senior Management Team (SMT)
This alternative applies in the event that the Girl Child Network’s Designated Person is the perpetrator or is adversely mentioned, and or after sending the report, the person reporting is not satisfied with the feedback given. Report a complaint or suspected, witnessed, or disclosed safeguarding incident by writing an email to the Board of Management through firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call +254 114 764 511 or +254 206 004 510.
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