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Child Safeguarding Assessment Conducted in India

CBM staff along with community members
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CBM staff with partners and community members during the child safeguarding assessment.

Members from CBM India, CBM Latin America and CBM International visiting community members during the child safeguarding assessment in India.

In the months of February and March 2018, CBM conducted child safeguarding assessments for three of partner organizations in the north and north-eastern region of India.  

CBM is committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities. A large number of them are children with disabilities. Vulnerable in terms of age and abilities, these children are often the most neglected, discriminated and abused. It is of high concern that, when compared to children without disabilities, children with disabilities are at least twice as likely to be abused. 

Taking into consideration the increased risk of abuse that children with disabilities face, CBM took up various ways to ensure the safety of every child whom we work with. We believe that every child, regardless of his/her background, has the right to protection. We ensure it through awareness raising, prevention, responding, and reporting of offences, and the implementation of Child Safeguarding Policy.  

CBM’s policy on child safeguarding is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989, the national child protection legislation of Germany, CBM program countries and The Keeping Children Safe Coalition. It intends to promote a child-safe environment at all our project locations worldwide and protect children from all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It is to be strictly followed by not only the members of CBM but also our partners. 

The child safeguarding assessments 2018 were conducted in order to provide our partners with a theoretical and practical knowledge on child safeguarding and ensure that they are equipped with necessary control measures. Jackline Olanya, CBM’s International Child Safeguarding Manager, oversaw the assessments along with two co-evaluators from CBM India and CBM Latin America. The assessment, conducted in Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, included interviews of beneficiaries and the senior management of partners, site visits for observations, a review of documents, and feedback meetings. 

CBM is proud to have taken up the initiatives that ensure respect towards the dignity of children and will continue in our commitment to create transformative changes in the lives of children with disabilities.  




 
 
 
 

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