At Bridge Kenya, we firmly believe in upholding the rights of children to protection from all forms of harm. The welfare of every child is our utmost priority, and we are dedicated to fostering a safe environment for all children benefiting from our interventions. We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of abuse.
Children and young people require safeguarding for various reasons, including protection from poverty, violence, exclusion, and other adverse circumstances. We adamantly assert that no child should endure any form of abuse. Regardless of age, disability, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, all children deserve equal protection from abuse.
This policy outlines Bridge Kenya’s stance on child protection matters concerning all staff and visitors. It applies to all staff members across our offices and territories, including managers, directors, volunteers, and anyone representing Bridge, irrespective of their employment status.
- Zero Tolerance: We maintain a zero-tolerance stance against any form of abuse towards children under our care.
- Best Interest Principle: We operate based on the best interest principle, ensuring the welfare and rights of the child are paramount in all decisions.
- Equal Protection: Every child, irrespective of circumstances, is entitled to equal protection from abuse.
- Annual Review: This policy undergoes an annual review to ensure its relevance and effectiveness in safeguarding children.
- Transparency and Awareness: We maintain transparency in our practices and ensure awareness among all stakeholders regarding child protection measures.
- Training and Proactive Measures: We have a proactive training plan for all stakeholders to create awareness and understanding of child protection issues.
- Responsive Action: In response to suspected harm or abuse, Bridge Kenya takes all necessary and legal steps to protect all pupils and act as their advocate.
- Consistent Procedures: Our procedures for ensuring the safety of children are documented and consistently followed, aligning with our commitment to safeguarding.
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