EYNCRIN Child Protection Policy

Policy accepted on: 21/05/2019

Policy review due on: 21/05/2022

The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the international and European human rights legal documents, including particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Articles 3 and 19 and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in Article 24. All children without exception have the right to protection from abuse.

EYNCRIN Child Protection Policy

This policy applies to all people representing EYNCRIN staff and members, including directors, managers, advisory board members, paid staff, sessional workers, volunteers, member organizations or anyone else working on behalf of EYNCRIN.

‘Staff and members’ is used throughout this policy and encompasses all of the above.

For the purposes of work in educational establishments, EYNCRIN staff and members should abide by the establishment's policies and procedures. EYNCRIN staff and members will adhere to any extra measures imposed by the establishments that we are visiting.

EYNCRIN believes that a child or young people should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

This policy is applicable to those working with children and young people both in person and online.

This policy works in conjunction with the Code of Conduct for Adults working with Children and Young People.

EYNCRIN staff and all members (organizational and individual) must be familiar with both documents.

EYNCRIN Child Protection Policy