On August 27-28, 2020, YIDA Safeguarding and Gender based Violence Department led a Safeguarding Policy Training to YIDA Staff.
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 will take all reasonable steps to make itself safe, both as an organisation and in the conduct of all aspects of its day-to-day operations of emergency, humanitarian policy and campaigning work.