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CHILD SAFEGUARDING PARTNERSHIPS SERVICE

Whether through schools, community centres, activity clubs, or residential and daycare services, children today spend a significant portion of their time in the care of organisations and their staff. It is therefore critical that these child-facing organisations have systems and protocols in place to ensure the safety of the children they have contact with 

Unfortunately, with no standardised child safeguarding regulations in Hong Kong, it can be difficult for child-facing organisations to know what kind of policies and procedures they need in order to reduce risks to children and appropriately respond to child-safety concerns. Ultimately, this gap places children in an extremely vulnerable position. 

Our Child Safeguarding Partnerships Service is committed to helping organisations realise their duty of care towards children and take active steps to create an environment that prioritises children’s wellbeing. 

WHAT IS CHILD SAFEGUARDING?

Child Safeguarding refers to the responsibility of an organisation to ensure that all the children they engage with are protected from the risk of or actual harm. It focuses on child-safety factors within the organisation, such as the actions of staff or representatives, potential gaps in processes, or poor practice during activities. 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOUR ORGANISATION?

Drawing from years of experience across the world, we bring global best practice to the local Hong Kong context to support sustainable change across three key areas:   

    CAPACITY BUILDING
    STRENGTHENING
    ORGANISATION
    ACCOUNTABILITY
    SYSTEM

    By transferring knowledge and skills to your team, we aim to develop your internal ability to:  

    • Enhance awareness of the risks to children
    • Prevent harm to children your organisation engages with 
    • Appropriately respond to child-safety concerns 
    • Monitor the effectiveness of your Child Safeguarding policies and practices 

    Child safeguarding is a journey, so we offer short-, medium-, and long-term support options to ensure your continued success. 

    OUR SERVICE

    We recognize that every organisation is different, with unique strategies, timelines, resources, and needs.  Our services range from deep-dive Bespoke Services tailored to your organisation, to bite-sized Webinars exploring the core elements every child-facing organisation needs to know. 

    Learn about our Services and upcoming events below, or contact us directly to discuss a support plan for your specific needs! 

    BESPOKE SERVICES

    Bespoke Policy Development Services

    designing standards and protocols to support consistent child safeguarding practice across your operations

    Bespoke Training Programmes

    boosting your staff’s awareness and capacity to take preventative and responsive action to keep children safe

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Child Safeguarding Community Café

    Quarterly, 2023

    join our online discussion forum, where safeguarding champions share challenges, learnings, and successes!

    Understanding Child Safeguarding Webinar

    Q1 & Q3, 2023

    get to know the basics of child safeguarding, and what it means for your organisation

    Child-Safe Programming Webinar Series

    Q2, 2023

    this 4-part series helps you can embed child safeguarding measures across your operations

    Child Safeguarding Policy Design Webinar Series

    Q2 & Q3, 2023

    this 4-part series breaks down the key components of a robust Child Safeguarding Policy

    Reporting & Response Webinar

    Q4, 2023

    develop your capacity and mechanisms to receive, handle, and document any child-safety concern

    WHO HAVE WE WORKED WITH?

    • Schools 
    • Community Outreach Centres 
    • NGOs 
    • Foundations 
    • Education Centres 
    • Activity & Sports Clubs

    CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

    The Child Safeguarding training was perfect for our needs and really focused in on the unique issues that our teacher-volunteers might face.  It was particularly effective for our group because of the interactive format and the very Hong Kong-specific examples that were used to illustrate points. “  

    Kathie, ProjectSpark HK Leadership Team

    Professional, clear, concise and so helpful. Our whole team gained so much insight into how to ensure the correct safety procedures and wellbeing of children under our care should be conducted as well as awareness of protecting our staff and organisation as well. Save the Children Hong Kong’s workshops should be conducted and made accessible to all organisations who deal with children and our youth.”   

    Shiona Carson, Artistic Director, Shakespeare4All

    Ensuring the safety and well-being of all children participating in HandsOn Hong Kong programmes is an absolute priority for our team.  Taking part in Save the Children’s ‘Child Safeguarding’ workshop [ ] was incredibly beneficial for every one of us. We left the session empowered with knowledge, practical tools and systems that will help us ensure we’re a child-safe organization across all of our programming. We highly recommend it to any non-profit team that works with—and prioritizes the well-being of—children.”  

    Catherine Dannaoui, Deputy Executive Director, HandsOn Hong Kong

    To more details and other enquiries, contact us at [email protected].

    Contact Us

    We would love to hear from you.

    Contacts
    Donation and General Enquiries:
    (852) 3160-8686
    Child Sponsorship Enquiries:
    (852) 3160-8786
     
    8/F Pacific Plaza, 410-418 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
    Monday to Friday: 9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.

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