Our vision at Mother’s Choice is to see every child in a safe, loving, and permanent family. Whether we are caring for babies and children in our Child Care Home, Foster Care, Project Bridge; walking with young girls and mothers through our Pregnant Girls Services and Youth Services; and supporting children and families along the lifelong journey of adoption, we are committed to do everything we can to keep them safe from harm.
We are pleased to announce that on Monday 25 January 2021, Mother’s Choice achieved the Keeping Children Safe, Level 2 Certification. This reflects the hard work of our teams across all of our services to show that we are implementing a comprehensive child safeguarding framework that meets stringent international standards for protecting children and youth from harm, and ensures there will be an appropriate response to any concerns should they occur.
Our Child Protection policies and procedures guide how we recruit and train our teams of staff, volunteers through our Human Resources and Volunteer Engagement departments, how we manage children’s data through our IT and Operations systems, how we keep children safe at our locations through our Facilities and Administration, and how we share stories of our children with confidentiality and dignity through our Marketing Communications. Our goal is to ensure that we are doing our best in every aspect of our work at Mother’s Choice.
At Mother’s Choice, we believe child protection is everyone’s responsibility. Over the past two years, over 1,000 members of our team have signed our Child Protection Code of Conduct and completed training on how to identify respond to, and report child abuse, and every member has an important role to play as we create safe, child friendly environments where children and youth are respected, protected, and heard.
This certification represents the tremendous efforts every member of our team of staff, volunteers, partners, foster families, donors, and supporters have made to ensure that we can build an organization that keeps the safety of children as the highest priority, so that we can achieve our vision to see every child in a loving family.
To learn more about child protection at Mother’s Choice, please visit our website: https://www.motherschoice.org/en/what-we-do/for-children/child-protection/