Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Charity information

Keeping Children Safe

At Keeping Children Safe, we strive for a world where no child is abused. But we know that too many organisations are not taking responsibility to protect every child in their care. Before we started in 2001, there weren’t any global standards to keep children safe which meant more children were exposed to abuse. So we hold organisations to account and check they are doing all they can to keep children from harm, we help children and others report abuse; and we help to bring abusers to justice.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Every day, in every country, children are abused, beaten, raped and more. Too often, the abuser is someone in an organisation that’s meant to help and protect children. An adult the child trusts.

    Keeping Children Safe was established in 2001 by a group of leading humanitarian relief and development charities in the context of emerging reports that children were being abused by aid and development workers in emergency camps in West Africa and within their own organisations.

    Keeping Children Safe’s mission is to work with organisations to safeguard all children from exploitation, abuse and violations of their human rights. We advocate for the universal adoption and monitoring of international standards on safeguarding, build the capacity of organisations to safeguard children and work to advance a global movement of organisations committed to ensure that their staff, operations and programmes do no harm to children.

    Keeping Children Safe has helped more than 4,000 governmental, civil society and for-profit organisations implement International Child Safeguarding Standards in almost every country in the world. As a result of our programmes some 134 million children are now better protected from exploitation and abuse.

  • Aims

    Keeping Children Safe aims to:

    • International standards on safeguarding children are universally adopted and upheld.
    • Organisations have the technical capacity to safeguard children.
    • A global movement of organisations commit at the highest level to ensure that their staff, operations, and programmes do no harm to children.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1142328

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 020 7250 8325

    Address: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH

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