All children have a right to be protected from harm, and to have their welfare safeguarded – whoever they are, wherever they may be. CEDI is committed to the promotion and protection of the welfare and rights of all children, and as such, envisions the attainment of an environment in which all people have the ability and willingness to consistently work towards ensuring children are not harmed, exploited or abused in any way. Children are among the most susceptible groups in society, making them soft targets to those who thrive on deception, abuse and exploitation.
The security and protection of children will always be CEDI’s foremost priority. As such, we have set out to enable children, young people, parents, caretakers, family members, schools and communities to act in the best interest of the child at all times. CEDI has a duty of care to protect all children from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must always be taken into account in the course of our activities. CEDI ensures the safety and protection of all children through our adherence to the newly revised Child Safeguarding and Protection guidelines adopted soon after the July 2018 review phase.
In this regard, CEDI has taken the initiative to train teachers in all our areas of operation so that they too are aware of their roles and responsibilities, as well as the relevant procedures and contact persons to be consulted in cases where children may be in danger. All teachers in the schools we have partnered with are bound by this policy.