CBM and our partner organisations have a critical responsibility to uphold the protection of all persons who place their trust in us, particularly those most vulnerable to abuse.
Safeguarding children and adults-at-risk is a core policy commitment of CBM. This guides CBM’s programmes and operations as we work towards our goal of improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.
Annually, approximately 80% of our global programs serve children – most of whom are children with or at risk of disability. It has been proven in several studies that children with disabilities are at least two times more likely to be abused than children without disabilities. In view of this increased risk for children with disabilities, adherence to our child safeguarding policy is key.
CBM requires that all staff and representatives (contractors, consultants, visitors, goodwill ambassadors, etc.) understand, sign and adhere to the child safeguarding policy and behavior code. CBM also has a wider Code of Conduct that stipulates acceptable and unacceptable behavior of employees and third parties.
As an organisation that delivers services primarily via partners, CBM requires partner organisations to have their own child safeguarding policies or procedures in place.
In case you require more information from CBM about safeguarding of children or adults-at-risk, or have a concern/feedback in relation to safeguarding, contact us at safeguarding(at)cbm(dot)org
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