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 Busoga Integrated Development and Care Foundation

Vision Brief: All Society Vulnerable, Marginalized and Deprived people live to their full potential with rights fulfilled.
Mission Brief: Awaken Individual and groups people to their needs and ability to practical change in a participatory socio-economic development partnership.
Values Brief: Christianity; Respect for each other; Transparency and accountable; Working as a team; Producing quality results.


CHILD PROTECTION POLICY Brief and Rights Subscribed to:

Section 1: Minimizing Risk Situations.
1.1: NEVER
• Condone or participate in behaviour that is illegal or unsafe.

• Be alone with a single child, including the following situations: in a car, overnight, in your home, or the home of a child.
• Show favouritism or spend excessive amounts of time with one child.

3.1: TRY TO
• Avoid placing yourself in a compromising or vulnerable position
• Be accompanied by a second adult whenever possible
• Meet with a child in a central, public location whenever possible
• Immediately note, in a designated BIDCAF Child Protection Log Book the circumstances of any situation that occurs which may be subject to misinterpretation by a third party
• Avoid doing something that could be misinterpreted by a third party

Section 2: Sexual Behaviour.
1.2: NEVER
• Develop physical/sexual relationships with a child
• Behave physically in a manner that is inappropriate or sexually provocative
• Engage in or allow sexually provocative games with children to take place
• Do things of a personal nature that a child could do for him/herself, including dressing, bathing, and grooming
• Expose children to pornography

Section 3: Physical Behaviour.
1.3: NEVER
• Hit or otherwise physically assault or abuse a child
• Expose children to hazardous work
• Hire under age child as house helper or place a child in exploitative labour

2.3: TRY TO
• Wait for appropriate physical contact such as holding hands, to be initiated by the child
• Ask permission from children before taking photographs of a child/children except under exceptional circumstances, based on the child/children’s best interest, where this might not be possible or desirable
• Treat all children with respect and dignity
• Listen to children
• Stop any interaction with a child if a child says no, or if the child appears uncomfortable with the interaction
• Dress in culturally appropriate ways

Section 4: Psychosocial Behaviour.
1.4: NEVER
• Use language that will mentally or emotionally harm a child
• Suggest inappropriate behaviour or relations of any kind
• Act in any way that intends to embarrass, shame, humiliate or degrade a child
• Encourage any inappropriate attention seeking behaviour, such as tantrums by a child
• Show discrimination of race, culture, age, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, or political persuasion
• Perpetrate psychological and emotional abuse

2.4: TRY TO
• Be aware of the power balance between an adult and child, and avoid taking any advantage this may provide.

Section 5: Peer Abuse.
1.5: NEVER
• Allow children to engage in sexually provocative games with each other.

2.5: TRY TO
• Be aware of the potential for peer abuse
• Always follow BIDCAF's developed special measures/supervision guides that protect younger and especially vulnerable children from possible abuse.
• Avoid placing children in high-risk peer situations (e.g. Unsupervised mixing of older and younger children)

Section 6: Physical Environment.
• BIDCAF will always keep the physical environment of the project free from danger to the children.

Section 7: ALWAYS OBSERVE and PROMOTE the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).


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