Safeguarding Policy

Hand in Hand is committed to the safeguarding of the children we serve.

We believe that children are valuable to God, are uniquely created individuals and are worthy of dignity and respect. It is everyone’s job to protect children. Everyone involved in the protection of children should always act in their best interests and be held accountable if they do not.

We are committed to following statutory guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults and will ensure that Hand in Hand workers including volunteers and visitors will work within the agreed procedure of our safeguarding policy both in the UK and in the countries where we work.

We ensure that our project partners are also committed to the safeguarding of the children under their responsibility and have procedures in place for supporting and empowering the children in their care as well as reporting to the appropriate authorities.

We recognise that Government authorities have a role to play in the protection of children from maltreatment, and to respond if children are harmed. Hand in Hand promotes local legal systems and local authorities as the most appropriate legal outlets for redress of criminal cases of child abuse, exploitation and neglect, while also recognising that parents and partners play a critical supportive role in these efforts.

Should you wish to report any concerns please contact Sue Smith at the UK office on +44 (0)1376 510700.

For concerns whilst in Kenya or Uganda please contact Peter Karanja +254 (0) 720208113