The Managing Committee Meeting of RAHAT held at the organizational premises on 25.3.2013 has approved the Child Protection Policy for the organization and it is applicable from 2013.
The organization-RAHAT aims to create 'child safe environment', both internally and externally, where children are respected, protected, empowered and active in their own protection, and where Staff are skilled, confident, competent and well supported in meeting their protection responsibilities. The organization is committed to promote the rights of children including their right to be protected from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation. It takes active measures to ensure children's rights protection is fully realized. It also acknowledges its expectation that its employees and others who work with RAHAT have children’s best interests at the heart of their involvement with RAHAT. The organisation is committed to safeguarding children from ant type of harm and makes clear to all in the organisation regarding what is required in relation to the protection of children, and that child abuse in any form is unacceptable.
RAHAT is committed to actively safeguarding children from harm and ensuring children's rights to protection are fully realized. It takes seriously its responsibility to promote child safe practices and protect children from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation in any form. In addition, the organisation will take positive action to prevent child abusers from becoming involved with RAHAT in any way and take stringent measures against any organisational Managing Committee Members/Staff and/or Associate who abuses a child. Our decisions and actions in response to child protection concerns will be guided by the principle of 'the best interests of the child'.
In RAHAT, the Child Protection Policy applies to everyone working for or associated with it. It encompasses the whole of Plan and includes without limitation. The organization RAHAT principally agreed upon to follow the following :
If there has been a breach of the Child Protection Policy of RAHAT, then it will be investigated under this policy by the management. This may result in disciplinary actions and/or result into dismissal of concerned Staff. If a legitimate concern about suspected child abuse is raised, which proves to be unfounded on investigation, no action will be taken against the reporter. However, any employee who makes false and malicious accusations will face disciplinary action.
RAHAT is committed to ensure that its Staff and representatives apply the following :
Staff and Associates are required to bear in mind the principles of the Child Protection Policy and increase their awareness of how their behavior may be perceived both at work and outside work.
The organization is committed to actively safe guarding all children from harm. We stand for safety of all children and their protection from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation in any form. A child abuser will be boycotted in all our programmes and health activities. Our actions against the child abusers will be in the best of interest for protection of all children as per local procedure.
NOTE : Any change or modification in the policy is subject to the decision of the Managing Committee of RAHAT.