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This slideshow outlines the current Child Protection Policy as it applies to AusAID.

This slideshow outlines the current Child Protection Policy as it applies to AusAID.

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  • - responsibility and duty of care that AusAID has to protect children whom they come into contact with is a specific policy aimed at ensuring children are not abused in the delivery of Australian aid, i.e. AusAID staff, AusAID funded individuals and organisations
  • What does that mean?
  • > > Sharing responsibility for child protection: To effectively manage risks to children, AusAID requires the active support and cooperation of contractors and NGOs implementing AusAID-funded aid activities. Contractors and NGOs must meet the terms of the child protection policy and will be held accountable, through contracts and audits, for complying with it. AusAID also encourages awareness of child protection issues among international and whole-of-government partners. Child Protection Policy Deterrence/ Commttment Zero tolerance of child abuse: Child abuse is not tolerated by AusAID, nor is possession of or access to child pornography. AusAID actively manages risks of child abuse associated with delivering aid activities and trains its staff on their obligations. AusAID will not knowingly engage, directly or indirectly, anyone who poses an unacceptable risk to children, nor fund any individual or organisation that does not meet AusAID’s child protection compliance standards in their operations and activities.
  • Risk management approach: While it is not possible to eliminate all risk of child abuse, careful management can reduce the incidence of child abuse associated with aid activities. This policy introduces risk assessments and treatments for a range of recognised risks to children.
  • Recognition of children’s interests : Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and AusAID is committed to upholding the rights and obligations of the convention. AusAID recognises that some children, such as children with disabilities and children living in areas impacted by disasters (natural or conflict based), are particularly vulnerable.
  • > > Sharing responsibility for child protection: To effectively manage risks to children, AusAID requires the active support and cooperation of contractors and NGOs implementing AusAID-funded aid activities. Contractors and NGOs must meet the terms of the child protection policy and will be held accountable, through contracts and audits, for complying with it. AusAID also encourages awareness of child protection issues among international and whole-of-government partners. Child Protection Policy Deterrence/ Commttment Zero tolerance of child abuse: Child abuse is not tolerated by AusAID, nor is possession of or access to child pornography. AusAID actively manages risks of child abuse associated with delivering aid activities and trains its staff on their obligations. AusAID will not knowingly engage, directly or indirectly, anyone who poses an unacceptable risk to children, nor fund any individual or organisation that does not meet AusAID’s child protection compliance standards in their operations and activities.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Overall goal
    • To protect children from abuse of all kinds in the delivery of Australia’s overseas aid program
  • 3. Guiding Principles
    • Zero Tolerance of Child Abuse
    • Sharing responsibility for child protection
    • Risk management approach
    • Recognition of children ’s interests
  • 4. Zero tolerance of Child Abuse Child Protection Officer Audit/ Review 2011 Compliance Standards (NGO’s & Contractors) Reporting Procedure Training Screening & Recruiting Child Protection Code of Conduct
  • 5. AusAID Zero tolerance of Child Abuse Shared Responsibility
  • 6. Activity Compliance Standards $$ Funding Risk Assessment NGO
    • Zero Tolerance
    • Shared Responsibility
    Risk Management Approach AusAID
  • 7. 1.Zero Tolerance 2.Shared Responsibility 3.Risk Management Approach Recognition of Children’s Interests
  • 8. Child Protection
  • 9. AusAID Scope AusAID staff NGO Contractor
  • 10. Key definitions
    • Working with children - Working in a position that involves regular contact with children, either under the position description or due to the nature of the work environment