APHRC Guidelines on Working with Children


APHRC recognizes that there are instances when its staff, partners, interns, contractors, volunteers and Board members will interact with children in the conduct of research and other activities pertinent to its work and mission. In this context, APHRC reiterates its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children by protecting them from any harm or abuse.    APHRC’s commitment to protection of children is anchored on international standards established by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Laws in the countries where it conducts its research. These guidelines specify what constitutes child abuse, principles governing behaviours, APHRC’s commitment to its implementation and procedures for reporting cases of child abuse. They are binding on all employees, partners, interns, contractors, volunteers, Board members and others acting on behalf of APHRC.