Child protection involves creating structured policies to ensure that children receiving care are protected, ensuring that potential abuse and neglect are detected and addressed, along with general concerns regarding child well-being.
Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation (WBHF) considers the following four principles, included in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), as paramount for the protection of the rights of the child:
- The right of all children to survival and development
- The best interests of the child as a primary consideration in all decisions relating to children
- The right of all children to express their views freely; and
- The principle of non-discrimination.
Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation, therefore, aims to create environments, where children are respected, protected, empowered and participate in their own protection, and where all staff are skilled, confident, competent and well supported in meeting their protection responsibilities.