Launch of Australian Aid's Child Protection Policy 2013
The Child Protection Policy 2013 was launched on 8 February 2013, as part of the ongoing commitment to protecting children from exploitation and abuse
around the world. A comprehensive Child Protection Policy was first introduced in March 2008.
More about the updated policy
As Australians we believe in the fundamental right of children to grow up safely and enjoy a childhood that is free from exploitation and abuse.
The Child Protection Policy’s goal is to protect children from exploitation and abuse of all kinds in the delivery of Australia’s overseas aid program.
The policy’s objective is to create and maintain protective environments for children in the delivery of Australia's overseas aid program.
This policy applies to:
- Australian Aid staff members
- all contractor and civil society organisations funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Australian Aid, including:
- individual contractors
- partners or organisations subcontracted by contractors or civil society organisations
- personnel of contractors and civil society
- Australian Volunteers for International Development Program participants and partners
- multilateral organisations and bilateral donor partners funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Australian Aid.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the Child Protection Compliance Section or call +61
2 6178 5100.