Orphans in Need is committed to ensuring that every child who is in our care is protected from any form of abuse, whether physical, sexual or emotional. Every orphanage operated by Orphans in Need adheres to a fully implemented child protection policy. Orphanages that are not under the direct control of Orphans in Need, but that are recipients of any aid, medicine, or training from us, also need to implement the policy and train or vet their staff accordingly. If a child protection policy is already in place, we check that it's being carried out correctly, and that it broadly covers the main points within Orphans in Need’s own child protection policy.
We teach staff in the application and implementation of our child protection policy, and the board of trustees oversees policy rules, vets our new staff, and ensures that references are thoroughly checked.
Orphans in Need is concerned to safeguard the wholeness and the well-being of every person in our care, of whatever age. It is the responsibility of each one of us in the organisation to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of every member of our community and particularly the abuse of those most vulnerable among us, including children and young people.
It is the duty of all those who work with children and young people to prevent harm and abuse of every kind, and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
It is the policy of Orphans in Need that no one shall work or volunteer to work with children and young people within or on behalf of Orphans in Need who:
This means that:
Furthermore, Orphans in Need will: