Child Safeguarding

Many children all over the world still experience violence and abuse in many forms. Poverty and conflict make children more vulnerable to neglect, abuse, and exploitation.

We in SOS Children’s Villages work to create a safe home for children and break the cycle of violence. We work to minimize children’s exposure to risks of abuse, neglect, violence, and exploitation, and ensure that every child grows in a protective and caring environment.

Our work is in accordance to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and our Child Protection Policy.

Child Protection Policy

Our Child Protection Policy is one of the bases of our child safeguarding programmes. We focus on four key areas:

  • Awareness - we break the silence on the topic of abuse by raising awareness about it and its risks, and ensuring everyone knows how to look for signs of abuse, and how to prevent it.
  • Prevention - we safeguard children from abuse by providing every child with a safe environment.
  • Reporting - we make channels for reporting child safety concerns quick, transparent, accessible, and safe.
  • Response - we take reports concerning child safety seriously. Appropriate responses are made according to the report to make sure everyone's rights are protected.

Important Resources

SOS Care Promise

How SOS Children's Villages ensures the best care
for children and young people


Alternative Care of Children

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children were borne from a recognition of significant gaps in the implementation of the UNCRC for millions of children worldwide...


Child Protection Policy

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation.


Safeguarding Action Plan Progress Report

Our goal is twofold: to listen to and provide individualized support to anyone in the past who has experienced harm, and to prevent harm in the future.


Report a child safety concern

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