At Bhumi, we are committed to ensuring all children are safe and protected. The safety, rights and well-being of children participating in our programs is a priority in our daily operations. This Child Protection Policy intends to guide every stakeholder of Bhumi including employees, volunteers, and program participants in developing appropriate relationships with the children we work with in ensuring a safe environment for them. This policy aims to protect children from intentional and non-intentional harm or abuse.
Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, negligence and commercial or other exploitation, which results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.
We have zero-tolerance towards child abuse and will remove any employee, volunteer (or) program participant whose behaviour is found not in adherence to this policy.
This is not an exhaustive or exclusive list. The principle is that you should avoid actions or behaviour which may constitute poor practise or potentially abusive behaviour. If you come across any violation of the above policy by any employee/volunteer/program participant, contact Bhumi’s CARE committee.