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Child Safe policy

Act for Peace is committed to the safety and well being of all children. Act for Peace takes its duty of care seriously and will aim at all times to provide the safest possible environment for children. Please refer to the NCCA Child Protection Policy for more information.

Use of Children’s Images

Act for Peace will at all times portray children in a respectful, appropriate and consensual way. Our guidelines on the use of children’s images, in line with the ACFID Code of Conduct, are:

  1. A child should always be portrayed in a dignified and respectful manner and not in a vulnerable or submissive manner. Children should be adequately clothed and not in poses that could be seen as sexually suggestive.
  2. A child and its family must always be asked for consent when using their images. When asking for consent to use the image, details should be given as to how and where this image will be used.
  3. There should be no identifying information of the child used in the publication of images with their location.
  4. Children should be portrayed as part of their community.
  5. Local cultural traditions should be assessed regarding restrictions for reproducing personal images.
  6. Images should be an honest representation of the context and the facts.
  7. When sending images electronically, file labels should not reveal identifying information.
  8. All photographers will be screened for their suitability, including police checks where appropriate.
  9. Promoting our child safe commitment on our website, in other promotional materials and in all job advertisements.

Download Act for Peace's full Child Protection Policy here.
 

Complaints Policy and Procedures

Act for Peace is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct. We are committed to providing high-quality humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes and to work in an open and accountable way. Act for Peace takes its duty of care seriously and aims at all times to provide the safest possible environment for children. If for any reason you would like to lodge a complaint, you may do so by writing to complaints@ncca.org.au. A copy of our complaints form can be downloaded here. Read Act for Peace's Complaints Handling Policy and Procedures here. For more information about the ACFID code of conduct visit www.acfid.asn.au or phone +61 2 6285 1816.

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (June 2017). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.