Mahdi, Youth Leader at Kicken ohne Grenzen
All Kicken ohne Grenzen’s team members and project partners commit themselves to the protection of children and young people by signing and adhering to the project’s own Child Protection Policy. In order to ensure implementation of the Child Protection Policy, a child protection contact person or Child Protection Officer (CPO) was appointed last year. The CPO acts as a point of contact and advises, assists and supports the organisation in implementing the Child Protection Guidelines and their associated procedures – including in response to specific cases and concerns.
In addition, the topic of child protection is constantly developed and adapted within the framework of a task force. A separate child protection team consisting of three persons developed a comprehensive prevention concept last year. Our experience has shown that child protection is only meaningful if it is actively lived in the organisation, regularly expanded and questioned. In a monthly child protection breakfast, which all team members can attend, current issues are brought up and discussed. The team jointly defines solutions and adds them to the prevention concept. Furthermore, a child protection workshop is held twice a year, where the team works on and discusses complex fictitious cases. In this way, procedures for dealing with incidents or suspected cases can be trained. All members of the child protection team attend an annual training by external partners.