February 5, 2017

“Our programs aren’t child-focused so we don’t need a child Safeguarding policy”

“We don’t work directly with children”

“We’re not a child-focused agency”

“Children are not our direct beneficiaries”

“We are a faith-based organisation… we hire only good, moral staff.

We kno...

July 25, 2016

“Our programs aren’t child-focused so we don’t need a child Safeguarding policy”

“We don’t work directly with children”

“We’re not a child-focused agency”

“Children are not our direct beneficiaries”

“We are a faith-based organisation… we hire only good, moral staff.

We kno...

May 20, 2016

 

 

Some may have noticed a Twitter storm that began yesterday, “Is it ok to use paid models for poverty porn?” around one non-profit organisation's use of paid models to create a fundraising campaign. The images are striking - some have said appalling - but somehow the...

April 4, 2016

 

Children are Not Tourist Attractions...

 

A preliminary mapping of only 5 provinces in Cambodia has revealed at least 128 residential care facilities for children and young people which were previously unknown to the Government of Cambodia. A previous study in 2015 in t...

February 29, 2016

 

Recently, a former classmate of mine posed a question on his Facebook page:

 

“One of the many things I'm fascinated by is group behavioural dynamics… Specifically, around events that stretch over years, are definitely wrong once exposed, but once found out, outsiders t...

October 15, 2015

 

 

When my nephew was first born, our entire family was over the moon. My sister and her husband waited quite a while before deciding to bring a new life into the world, and I had already made the decision not to. With only two children in our family, this was our paren...

September 20, 2015

As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, with thousands of families fleeing Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries, it is most often the images of the children that grab at our hearts and bring tears to our eyes. The image of little Alyan lying on the beach in Turk...

September 10, 2015

 

Many times people have heard the term “child protection” and “child protection policy”, but “child safeguarding” and “child safeguarding policy” are terms that fewer people are familiar with. There are some very important distinctions between these terms, and unders...

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