Keeping Children Safe

We are committed to protect girls and boys from all forms of violence.

Protecting children is an important part of our work to uphold child rights and give children a life free from violence and abuse. All over the world, we have programs dedicated to keeping children safe.

We help children who don’t have appropriate care. These may be children who are neglected or abused, children in institutions, or children who are on the move – refugees, trafficked children or migrants. During emergencies, we focus our response on the needs of children. In disasters and conflict, girls and boys can become separated from their families and are more exposed to sexual violence and child marriage, or even recruited as child soldiers.

We make sure children can safely go to school and play – especially in places that are prone to disasters or ongoing conflict.

We are all responsible to take action if we suspect a child is being abused. Every person in the neighbourhood, from relatives to neighbours and local government, can play an essential part in protecting children from abuse.