Brighter Communities Worldwide is fully committed to safeguarding the rights and well-being of children and vulnerable adults within the work of our organisation by putting measures in place to protect them from harm.
We have a policy on Child Safeguarding and a policy on Protecting Vulnerable Adults which applies to Brighter Communities Worldwide in Ireland and in Kenya. The aims of these policies are:
- To provide guidelines, based on international best practice, to be followed which will protect children from harm. This includes children who are disabled, from minority ethnic/faith groups and regardless of gender, sexuality or culture.
- To raise awareness of the need to safeguard children and how to do that among Brighter Communities Worldwide staff, volunteers and the partners we work with in Kenya.
- To set out response guidelines in the event of a disclosure of abuse from a child or an allegation of abuse against Brighter Communities Worldwide staff or volunteers.
Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- To define what is meant by the term ‘vulnerable adult’ and to define the types of abuse they may be susceptible to.
- To provide guidelines to be followed which will protect vulnerable adults. This includes adults who are disabled, from minority ethnic/faith groups and regardless of gender, sexuality or culture.
- To provide guidelines on how to respond to any incidences or allegations of abuse to vulnerable adults.
Download our safeguarding policies here