National and International Child Protection Instruments
Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children have a right to survival, development, protection and participation as stated in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). IHO Global is committed to upholding the rights and obligations under this convention.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (resolution 44/25 entered into force in 1990):
- The UN Convention is the foundation for child protection across the globe
- The fundamental principle is the recognition of children’s rights as human rights
- The Convention sets out a framework of minimum standards for the protection and wellbeing of children
- Article 19 states “Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse,”
Under the Australian National Framework 2009 – 2020, the protection of Australia’s children is everyone’s business. The Framework sets parameters to ensure that children within the Australian territories are kept safe and well.
IHO Global has zero tolerance for child exploitation and abuse. Such activities attract criminal, civil and disciplinary sanctions. We will not knowingly engage – directly or either indirectly – any individual who poses an unacceptable risk to children.
IHO Global recognises that some children, such as those children living in localities impacted by disasters and those children with disability are particularly vulnerable.
We work with all our partners to ensure that they have an effective Child Protection Policy, with relevant staff training and implementation procedures in place. It is mandatory for all IHO Global personnel and others to report concerns and allegations of child abuse and exploitation.
If you would like to know more about our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
PO Box 361
Western Australia 6065.