Adherence to Child Protection

Organisational Statement

Reledev Australia Limited is committed to the safety and well being of all children by supporting the rights of children and acting without hesitation to ensure a child safe environment.

Definition

Child is any human being below the age of 18 unless according to the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.

Child Protection is an activity or initiative designed to protect children from any form of harm, particularly arising from child abuse or neglect.

Child Abuse refers to all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse.

Impact on project partners

Overseas partners implementing Australian Aid funded projects will provide assurance that police checks have been done or, where this is not possible, at least a written statutory declaration is on file to the effect vouchsafing the character of staff members involved in a funded project, where this project involves contact with persons considered to be children.

Partners implementing Australian Aid funded projects will have their own Child Protection policy or adhere to RELEDEV’s Child Protection Policy.

For more information on child protection, please refer to Child Wise. www.childwise.net