Terre des Hommes Netherlands is an organisation that works for children’s rights and equitable development and puts the safety of children at the forefront of its programmes. Terre des Hommes Netherlands recognises that child abuse can occur in all societies, in all cultures and organisations. It is pertinent that abuse by anyone is prevented or that it stops as soon as possible.
Therefore we have developed a Child Safeguarding Policy with an underlying Code of Conduct to serve as minimum standards within our projects, as a measure to promote well-being and safety for the optimal development of children. The Code of conduct gives clarity on acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in the company of children and is signed by our staff, all project partner staff and those visiting projects for whatever reasons, including volunteer work, rendering any type of service or advice, reporting or journalism, and other representatives.