Keeping Children Safe is an independent not-for-profit. It sets out internationally recognised child safeguarding standards that ensure all organisations working directly for and with children have comprehensive safeguarding measures in place. Its independence means that its standards and advice are not influenced by any other organisation or government.
Keeping Children Safe’s standards are recognised amongst others by the UK’s Department For International Development (DFID), the European Commission (EC), USAID, and the UN, and enable organisations of all types and sizes to implement rigorous policies, processes and audits that protect children from abuse. That means training staff to understand appropriate language and behaviour. Encouraging teams to run background checks on new recruits. And helping families and communities to understand what they can do to support young people. Keeping Children Safe’s core mission is to make sure children everywhere are safe from harm.
In 2019, the Hintalovon Foundation gained admission to Keeping Children Safe (KCS), the world’s largest international child safeguarding umbrella organization. From 2020 onwards, our own professional materials can also be found in the professional program of KCS.