CISV believes that the welfare of children is paramount - that is, that their safety and protection always come first in everything we do.
CISV International has a comprehensive Child Protection Policy and Procedures document, which is essential to anyone working with CISV in any role. It is important that we all read and understand this policy and the part we each must play to keep children, and each other, safe.
The Child Protection Policy includes a Code of Conduct for Adults, which offers us all clear guidance on working with children safely.
Understanding of the Child Protection Policy and Procedures and Code of Conduct for Adults is part of the essential training for CISV volunteers.
CISV International Child Protection Policy and Procedures
Child Protection Resources
You can download and print a pocket-sized version of the Adult Code of Conduct, which is handy to keep and carry as a reminder. CISV International Code of Behaviour for Adults (pocket size)
To print out and carry for easy reference. Set your printer to 'print both sides' and print on card - this gives you 3 pocket-sized copies of the Code.
We have produced a small range of posters that you can use in camps and sites of other CISV events. Put them up in staff rooms and the back of bathroom doors.
CISV International Code of Behaviour for Adults poster (A3)
CISV International Don't Keep It Secret poster (A4/letterhead)
CISV International Don't Keep It Secret poster (A3)