Engage youth in child protection
The education sector has an emerging yet key role to play in the ChildSafe Movement.
How can Schools & Universities engage with the ChildSafe Movement?
The Movement engages with schools to raise awareness among young people of child protection issues that affect them and their peers, ensures that community service by students is conducted with child protection as a recognised element (ChildSafe has advised the International Baccalaureate Committee on Community Service, for example) , and works with schools to certify them as ChildSafe.
In Universities, the Movement encourages responsible volunteering from students, promotes ChildSafe practice, encourages innovative community initiatives on child protection and certifies tertiary institutions as ChildSafe also. Awareness, knowledge and action are strong drivers for the education sector, as they are also for the ChildSafe Movement!