Implement The Policy

The third step in creating a protective atmosphere in your organisation for participants is to implement the policy. This is often a nuanced step, which requires all parts of your organisation to mobilize together in order to make sustainable organisational change. This is more than just having staff members sign codes of conduct. Implementing your child protection policy will require you to reach every part of your organisation and ensure that staff members are trained on processes and procedures, that children understand their rights in the context of the policy, and that everyone is aware of their role in the context of child protection and creating safe spaces. This takes considerable resources, time and commitment on behalf of everyone.