Child Safeguarding

Pestalozzi World requires absolute duty of care and accountability to children supported by our programmes.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Code of Practice applies group wide for working with children and young people and sets out in detail how any Pestalozzi World representative, including staff, board members, volunteers, consultants, and partners must conduct themselves in their interactions with children.

Pestalozzi World Safeguarding Policy, and Recruitment Policy

Pre-employment checklist is included in our Recruitment Policy and covers areas including Identity checks and documentation; DBS or local equivalent or police clearance certificate, Qualifications check and references, both verbal and written. All Pestalozzi World staff and volunteers must sign the Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of Acceptance and be issued with a copy of it before or at the same time as signing their employment contract. They must also sign our Code of Conduct and attend annual training. Compliance with these policies is monitored by local Boards and the UK staff team.

This safeguarding policy is designed to protect the emotional, physical and social wellbeing, and human rights of Pestalozzi World children and to foster their confidence and Independence in order that every child can reach his or her full potential in a safe and supportive environment, free from abuse, harm and neglect

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance to everyone at Pestalozzi World, ensuring we protect their emotional, physical and social wellbeing and their human rights. 

We look to foster their confidence and independence, so every child can reach his or her full potential in a safe and supportive environment, free from abuse, harm and neglect. 

We have robust Safeguarding and Code of Conduct Policies that all staff, board members, volunteers and partners  adhere to, with regular training and monitoring ensuring compliance across our organisation.

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We take our duty of care and accountability very seriously.

We take our duty of care and accountability very seriously, safeguarding is a fixed agenda item on all board meetings across the family and our safeguarding policy is reviewed annually. James Haughton Chief Executive has worked in International Development for over 15 years and has overall responsibility for safeguarding at a Head Office level. 

On the ground our Pastoral officer role, Mwinji, a qualified social worker and counselor is responsible for safeguarding on a daily basis and training our coaches and staff. Mwinji reports to James on any issues and our policy is then followed. 

PWCT’s Safeguarding Policy and Code of Practice for working with children and young people sets out in detail how any Pestalozzi World representative, including staff, board members, volunteers, consultants, and partners must conduct themselves in their interactions with children. Annual training is delivered to staff and children at all of the programmes we support.

Pre-employment checklist is included in our Recruitment Policy and covers areas including Identity checks and documentation; DBS or local equivalent or police clearance certificate, Qualifications check and references, both verbal and written. All Pestalozzi World staff and volunteers must sign the Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of Acceptance and be issued with a copy of it before or at the same time as signing their employment contract. They must also sign our Code of Conduct and attend annual training. Compliance with these policies is monitored by local Boards and the UK staff team.

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