Keeping Children Safe Standards - A three day workshop
24th, 25th and 26th May 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand
Keeping Children Safe – A toolkit for child protection
‘Using it effectively’
The Terre des Hommes International Federation, partner organizations and the Keeping Children Safe Network will be running a three-day safeguarding training of trainers in Bangkok from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May 2012.
Keeping Children Safe: A Toolkit for Child Protection is a comprehensive pack of materials for people working in child protection across the world. The toolkit aims to support agencies at international, national and local levels put child protection standards into practice.
Attendance to the workshop is on invitation and subject to capacity. Workshop is delivered in groups of 10 to 15 participants. The workshop will be delivered in English.
No registration fee. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided. Participants are responsible for organizing and cover costs of their travelling and accommodation.
RSVP by 21st April 2012 and for more information,
please email kcs.bangkok2012(at)gmail.com
Keeping Children Safe Tool kits can be downloaded on the Keeping Children Safe website.
Keeping Children Safe Toolkit launched in Albanian!
On June 13th 2011, in the Amphitheatre of National Library of Kosovo, Terre des Hommes – International Federation , the Keeping Children Safe Coalition and the delegation of Tdh in Kosovo launched Keeping Children Safe toolkit in Albanian. This toolkit designed to guarantee child protection already exists in 6 other languages.
The toolkit was intended to officially launch the toolkit in Albanian language by inviting the representatives of different governmental institutions such as ministries and representatives from Kosovo Assembly, non-governmental, local and international organizations, civil society, schools, various interest groups and other stakeholders in general to provide the opportunity to be familiar with the keeping Children Safe toolkit in Albanian.
Following were the speeches of Deputy Minister of Justice, political advisor of the minister of Labor and Social Welfare and one parliamentarian of Kosovo Assembly who strongly support this initiative and guarantee the support of Kosovo Institutions on child protection.
The launch of KCS toolkit was pleased with the presence of Mr. Peter Brey, General Secretary of Terre des hommes who during his speech stressed the importance of the toolkit Keeping Children Safe as a comprehensive pack of materials for people working in child protection across the world putting child protection standards into practice, adding that “we are not alone in this way to protect children and this is the merit of all stakeholders and partners who are working”.
The children from different schools in Pristina have participated in this launching ceremony with a concert.
The launch ceremony is followed by a ‘Training of Trainers' workshop in the auditoriums of the Faculty of Philosophy, in Prishtina, on Tuesday 14th, to Thursday 16th of June with the 75 professionals working in child protection field, from Kosovo, Albania, Romania and Moldova.
Tool kits can be downloaded on the Keeping Children Safe Alliance website.
Launch of the Keeping Children Safe Toolkit in Arabic followed by a two day workshop
24th, 25th and 26th January 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon
Keeping Children Safe – A toolkit for child protection
‘Using it effectively’
The Terre des Hommes International Federation and the Keeping Children Safe Coalition organized the official launch of the Keeping Children Safe toolkit in Arabic on Monday 24th January 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon.
Speaking at this event, Social Affairs Minister Salim Sayegh said that standards presented in the toolkit should become an essential system to monitor and regulate child protection practices in Lebanon. The launch was attended by some 120 people. Local media covered the event.
The launch ceremony was followed by a 2 day ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop. The workshop was delivered by a team of 8 senior trainers in groups of 15 to 20 participants. Two groups in Arabic, one in English and one in French. 72 participants from 14 countries were familiarized with the toolkit and developed skills and confidence in delivering it effectively.
Tool kits in French and English can be downloaded on the Keeping Children Safe Alliance website
A toolkit for child protection
Over recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the global nature of child abuse, and growing acceptance of the potential risks to children of adults working in positions of trust. Greater attention, therefore, has been paid to how aid and development agencies ensure that children they are in contact with are kept safe from harm. As a result, many agencies are now putting in place policies and procedures designed to protect children and keep them safe from harm.
However, many agencies are still not sufficiently aware of the importance
of building protection measures into their work. Even agencies that
have taken steps to address this are discovering the real challenges
of making their agencies ‘child safe’. All are looking for
practical guidance, tools and support materials to assist them in overcoming
a host of obstacles that confront them in tackling child protection
issues in their work.
For aid and development agencies that have contact with children,
some of the key issues and challenges include the fact that:
Protection systems in many countries are often weak, and leave
agencies and staff facing complex child protection dilemmas.
Children in emergencies are especially vulnerable to abuse and
There is little common understanding across agencies of child
protection issues, standards of practice, or the organisational
implications of these.
There are huge difficulties in operating child protection policies
in the many different legal, social and cultural contexts in which
Children may be at risk of abuse and exploitation, not only from
individuals in the communities where they live, but also from agency
staff, volunteers or other representatives.
For these agencies, and for the sector as a whole, there is a
need to develop a common understanding of child protection issues,
develop good practice across the diverse and complex areas in which
they operate and thereby increase accountability in this crucial
aspect of their work.
Keeping Children Safe: A Toolkit for Child Protection
will help agencies to:
recruit staff safely
strengthen policies and procedures that prevent abuse within agencies
- help them deter, detect and respond to abuse
increase staff confidence to deal with child abuse concerns when
create child safe environments
keep children safe beyond agency boundaries
ensure increased protection for children around the world
integrate child protection into all areas of operation.
The toolkit is based around agreed standards that require staff and
other agency representatives to receive an appropriate level of training,
information and support to fulfil their roles and responsibilities to
The toolkit is available free to any coalition agencies, their partners,
and affiliated agencies that are willing to distribute it. Not-for-profit
agencies can obtain up to 10 copies free. Other private, commercial,
academic or independent agencies or consultants will be charged £75.00.
Hard copies of Keeping Children Safe: A Toolkit for Child Protection
can be ordered from
Costs of postage may be requested for multiple copies or international
Further copies of the Keeping Children Safe Toolkit and other information
can be downloaded in electric format from the Keeping Children Safe
The Keeping Children Safe Coalition is a coalition of the following
agencies: Save the Children UK, World Vision UK, World Vision International,
Plan, NSPCC, Tearfund, International Federation of Terre des hommes,
Everychild, the Consortium for Street Children, People in Aid, Oxfam
and the NGO Group on the Convention of the Rights of the Child.