International Child Protection Policy
Our commitment to safeguarding children and youth
At A Chance In Life we are committed to safeguarding the integrity of children and youth in all what we do. We expect the same from all our board members, staff, partners, consultants, volunteers, interns and all visitors to programs.
Although children and youth may be extremely resourceful and resilient, they are also particularly vulnerable to abuse due to their lack of status and power, their stage of development and their reliance on adults.
We believe that every child and youth has the right to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse and maltreatment, irrespective of their nationality, race, religion or socioeconomic status. We are also respectful of local laws and customs and follow the appropriate reporting and response procedures when working with our partners to keep children and youth safe in different contexts.
Child Protection Self Declaration and Agreement
Declaración y Acuerdo de Protección Infantil
A Chance In Life's highest priority is the safety and well-being of the youth we serve. To that end, every partner program is required to sign and abide by the agreement below. Any program staff found to be in violation of the below agreement would be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Normas Mínimas para la Protección de la Niñez y la Adolescencia en la Acción Humanitaria
A Chance In Life's Child Protection Agreement is informed by the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) published by The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
The CPMS have been developed to support all humanitarian actors in strengthening child protection in their work by:
COVID-19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the home
COVID-19: Protección de la Infancia Contra la Violencia, el Abuso y el Abandono en el hogar
We endorse the general guidelines of COVID-19: Protecting Children from Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the home, published by The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO and End Violence Against Children.
This technical note, which is informed by reports from the field, examines issues that children may face as countries implement lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19. Protective prevention and response strategies are then outlined with the goal of strengthening the protection of children in all types of homes.
Technical Note: Protection of Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic (V.2)
Nota técnica: Protección de la Niñez y Adolescencia Durante la Pandemia del Coronavirus (v.2)
To support child protection practitioners and policy makers in putting the child’s safety and well-being at the centre of their COVID-19 pandemic response.