Child Safety Policy
SIM believes that children have the right to be free of the risk of harm. Consequently, it recognizes its responsibility to minimize the risk of harm to:
• the children of its members
• any child by any SIM personnel, ministry or project
The objectives of this policy are to reduce the risk of harm to children under the care of SIM and to reduce the risk of misconduct towards children by SIM personnel.
The SIM International Child Safety Program is the response by SIM to fulfill these objectives. The Child Safety Policy and the Child Safety Principles & Practices outline the Prevention and Response strategies aimed to reduce the risk of harm to children under the care of SIM and to reduce the risk of misconduct to children by SIM personnel.
SIM is committed to the assessment of Child Safety Reports, both of historical and current Child Safety concerns. The Child Safety Policy and the Child Safety Principles & Practices present the Definitions, Prevention Strategies and Response Procedures to which all SIM entities will adhere for their Child Safety policies and programs. Each SIM entity’s Child Safety Program will also meet the legal requirements of their specific countries while providing safety to children and supervision of their personnel.