CRC and Child Safeguarding
We reaffirm the moral imperative to protect children from harm, as enshrined and protected in the teachings of all of the world’s religious and spiritual communities and in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols.
All children, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances, have the right to be protected, nurtured and free from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, maltreatment. Supporting this right is the essence of child safeguarding.
Safeguarding implies a wider duty of care towards children rather than only upholding their right to protection, as defined in the CRC. It is focused on children’s well-being and no harm. The slides above explain what the CRC has to say about safeguarding children.