Safeguarding children that we come into contact with throughout our work is a key priority for youth Initiative for Development in Africa (YIDA).
Within YIDA, Safeguarding is making YIDA safe for children and youth. It is our individual and collective responsibility to ensure all children and youth are protected from deliberate or unintentional acts that lead to the risk of, or actual, harm caused by YIDA staff, representatives, partners, volunteers, contractors and visitors to our country programs.
YIDA acknowledges fully the duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of youth and children, and ensure all our safeguarding measures are embedded, accessible and communicated clearly to staff, partners, children, youth and their communities, in a language they understand.
YIDA is aware that there may be additional vulnerabilities facing children and youth associated with their age, socio-economic background, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, identity, sexual orientation or identity, and is committed to ensuring this does not form barriers to effective safeguarding.
YIDA commits to:
valuing and listening to all children and young people;
ensuring that all staff and people directly associated with our work understand their personal responsibility to prevent and report any form of child abuse and sexual exploitation of children;
diligently implement our child safeguarding system by applying relevant policies, procedures, training and other learning opportunities across YIDA and with our partners and relevant third parties; ensuring that the organisation creates the right culture and a safe and trusted environment for anyone to report
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