Thursday, November 16, 2017

Join us for a free webinar on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM IST.


ADDRESSING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN INSTITUTIONS 
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A child protection policy (CPP) articulates an organization’s zero tolerance approach to child abuse. An important step towards achieving this objective would be for every institution which works with and for children to develop and adhere to a child protection policy, taking into account their unique idiosyncrasies, which would have clear cut guidelines and protocols to provide for a safe and conducive environment for both children and the adults with whom they interact. This is especially significant as there is enough evidence, both anecdotally and research based, to indicate offenders often intentionally target child-serving organizations due to the proximity and accessibility the work offers to children - a corollary to the well established fact that children are usually abused by people who are responsible for their well being and welfare and whom they trust. Abusers particularly take advantage of those organizations they perceive as unsafe - lack of protocols and supervision, careless in managing risks etc. On the one hand a CPP helps protect the staff of an organization from allegations of abuse, giving them the confidence to know there is a clear cut system of redress in case an allegation is leveled, on the other it helps organizations be proactive in safeguarding children.
Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht, Founding Consultatnt, Tulir, will be the presenter . Since 1993, she has helped create systems of prevention and response to child sexual abuse in the Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Ghana and Vietnam.
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