We’re delighted to announce that United World Schools (UWS) has achieved the KCS Level 1 certification!
UWS is an international education charity focused on providing sustainable and quality education, with a mission to improve, through education, life opportunities for children living in remote and marginalised communities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. Since 2008, they have worked with over 225 communities to provide 42,000 out-of-school children with access to free primary education.
The organisation provides education where it is most needed and wanted, operating in areas where other NGOs either can not, or will not go in order to ‘teach the unreached’.
Level 1 certification
UWS initiated the Level 1 Certification process with Keeping Children Safe (KCS), inviting our expert recommendations and ensuring best practices in our safeguarding processes. The KCS standards represent the gold standard in the International not-for-profit sector, and is referenced by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (formerly known as DFID) and the United Kingdom’s Charity Commission.
United World Schools now has a comprehensive framework in place that meets KCS’s International Child Safeguarding Standards for protecting children from harm, and can respond appropriately to concerns should they occur.
Gemma Barker, UWS Associate Director of Programmes and child protection lead, said, “We’re so honoured and excited to be part of this amazing network of people and organizations that share our belief that children’s safety is paramount.”
UWS has achieved the Level 1 Certification for their UK office at present, and they are currently undergoing the certification process for their country offices in Cambodia, Nepal and Myanmar. United World Schools will continue to collaborate with Keeping Children Safe and other recognised humanitarian leaders to make continuous improvements to their child protection strategies in order to ensure the safety and happiness of the children they serve.