01Safeguarding Policy

Children, young people, and adults at risk are kept safe by reducing or preventing the risk of significant harm from abuse or neglect, and by encouraging them to maintain control over their lives


Faith Foundation recognizes that there is always a possibility of unintended harm occurring, especially to children, youth, and adults who are at risk. Therefore, the organization maintains minimum standards to recognize and minimize this risk when working directly or indirectly with vulnerable populations, regardless of their age, gender identity, special needs, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Through this policy, we reaffirm and strengthen our commitment to our stakeholders’ safety and protection from all forms of harm and abuse. As part of the work that we do, we also see that protecting our stakeholders, promoting their welfare, and upholding individual human rights (such as the rights of children and women) and those of Indigenous peoples forms the foundation of our work.

02Purpose of this policy

The policy outlines Faith Foundation's commitment to safeguard and provide protection to people, in particular children, young people, ``at risk`` adults, and third parties from any harm that may occur when they come into contact with any Team Member or Associated Personnel of Faith Foundation.

Provide information regarding the primary principles that guide our approach to protecting staff, volunteers, interns, visitors, and other partners. It is our policy to prevent and deal with the actions/behavior of our staff, volunteers, interns, visitors, and partners.

The policy is applicable to all those who are associated with Faith Foundation in whatever capacity and across all levels - both internal and external to the organization.

As part of our commitment to preventing and responding to harm against children, youth, and adults we work with, we make sure that they are aware of how to report incidents of harm that may have occurred due to the actions and behaviors of our staff, volunteers, interns, and visitors.

As part of this policy, an Action Plan must be developed for ensuring that safeguarding actions are implemented and this document is followed.

03Guiding Principles

Non Discrimination

Non-discrimination is a fundamental principle of equality. It ensures that no one is denied their rights based upon factors such as race, colour, gender, sex, language, religion, age or for any other reasons.

Right Based Approach

It is important to empower and encourage children, young people, and adults at risk to realize their potential. This will ensure that they:

Participation: affirms that children and young people have the right to freely express their views and to participate in all matters that affect them.

Best interest: Understanding the impact of decisions. Furthermore, we must understand that in all of our programs and activities, we ensure that their rights are respected.

No harm: Does not expose people to additional risks. Children, young people, adults, and communities should never be harmed in any way.