Children and Adults-At-Risk: Safeguarding Policy, CBM
CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest
communities of the world. CBM envisages an inclusive world in which all persons enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
CBM believes that every child and adult have the right to protection and to live in ‘safe environments’, regardless of gender, ethnicity, political association, religion, sexual orientation and whether or not they have a disability. It is CBM’s responsibility to make sure that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM’s development and humanitarian programming are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible.
The purpose of this safeguarding policy and procedures is to regulate how CBM's programmes, operations and representatives work so that the children and adults it comes into contact with are not abused, neglected or harmed in any way.
In addition to several appendicies which cover several documents from their Safeguarding Behaviour Code to a Risk Assessment Table, this Safeguarding Policy includes sections on i) Preventative Action, ii) Responsive Action, and iii) Governance and Accountability.