Child Protection (CP)
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) recognises that children are one of the most vulnerable groups in society and all children have the right to be safe and protected.
BDRCS takes its duty of care seriously and will aim at all times to provide the safest possible programs and environments for children. This will be achieved by identifying and managing risks that may lead to the harm of children and by implementing child-safe practices within our culture, programs and activities, policies and procedures. These practices are to be understood and implemented at all levels of the organisation.
BDRCS is committed to ensuring that it, and anyone in contact with children in connection with the activities and programs of BDRCS, is obliged to abide by national laws relevant to child protection.
The purpose of this policy is to protect children from all forms of abuse and exploitation, in all BDRCS activities and programs.
The policy sets out general principles, guidelines and obligations to assist BDRCS stakeholders understand their role and responsibilities in protecting children.
This policy outlines BDRCS:
- scope and responsibility to protect children from child abuse
- guiding principles
- recruitment and screening processes
- behavioural guidelines for working with children (Child Protection Code of Conduct)
- reporting procedures
- risk management strategies/approaches
- awareness raising and training requirements
- measures for working with partners
- definitions of child protection terms used in the policy