At Keeping Children Safe, we strive for a world where no child is abused. But we know that too many organisations are not taking responsibility to protect every child in their care. Before we started in 2001, there were no clear global standards to keep children safe from abuse.
Our members make us who we are
Which is why KCS was established as a coalition project, to help build a powerful membership network for organisations working together. Our founding members included: CAFOD, Childhope, Child Wise, Consortium for Street Children, Everychild, GCPS, HAP, Islamic Relief, NSPCC, Oxfam, People in Aid (now CHS Alliance), Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Tearfund, Terre des Hommes, VIVA, War Child Holland, World Vision.
Since then, we have become an independent organisation. Our members commit themselves to protecting children by developing and promoting our robust and comprehensive International Child Safeguarding Standards, which all organisations and their partners can and should follow.
It is our aim to keep growing our member network, enabling us to support organisations in over 120 countries around the world, ensuring that their staff, programmes and operations are safe for children, so that one day we will see a world where no child is abused.
Our members include
ADS (Agency for Assistance and Development of Somalia)
AADS (Agency for Assistance and Development of Somalia) is mainly focused on education, health and nutrition, emergency relief and rehabilitation, livelihood, mother health care for communities in operational regions. Agency for Assistance and Development of Somalia-AADS has built its reputation at grassroots level as a visionary organization capable of working with communities mutually to alter the current course of conflicts and disempowerment at communal and individual level in the regions.
Baale Mane Trust is an NGO which works to empower disadvantaged girls by providing a home, education and holistic development to girls from rural communities surrounding Bangalore. Through a wide variety of programmes, from girls’ rights awareness to job readiness sessions to creative expression classes, the girls are enabled to live self-sustaining adult lives.
British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
CEDO (The Center for Education and Human Rights Association)
CEDO (The Center for Education and Human Rights Association) is a non-governmental association established in November 2011, with the aims to promote democratic value, respect for fundamental human rights and liberties and improve the access to education, culture and social development for national minorities
CSIE (Centre for Inclusive Education)
CSIE (Centre for Inclusive Education) is a national charity that works to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in education. The Centre has been at the cutting edge of educational change for more than 35 years. In addition to producing a wide range of resources, CSIE provides training and consultancy nationally and internationally.
Child Fund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations that helps nearly 13 million children and their families in more than 65 countries. We work to end violence and exploitation against children and to overcome poverty and the underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting change, and the participation of children themselves is a key component of our approach.
Conacmi es una entidad civil, privada, no lucrativa, no religiosa, apolítica, educativa, cultural, de proyección social, con un alto compromiso con el desarrollo humano, privilegiando el interés superior de las niñas, niños y adolescentes, primordialmente de quienes se encuentra en situación de riesgo y vulnerabilidad.
Consortium for Street Children is a global network of 100+ organisations, researchers and practitioners across 135 countries. The organisations unite to make the voices and views of street children heard on the issues that matter to them, and work tirelessly to protect their human rights. The Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines the human rights all governments are obligated to protect for all children. However, street children and homeless youth are often denied access to their rights.
Euro Child offre interventi di educazione, formazione, sperimentazione, consulenza e ricerca, centrati sui diritti dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza. Il diritto per noi non è solo un contenuto formativo, ma anche e soprattutto uno strumento di relazione, come afferma la Pedagogia dei Diritti, nostro principale riferimento teorico e metodologico.
FENPS (Formal Education Network for Private Schools)
FENPS (Formal Education Network for Private Schools) is a non-profit and non-political organization registered in Somalia to support community education through the renovation of schools and building new ones for the sake of assisting needy children specially those from internally displaced people and impoverished families.
Hope and Homes for Children was the creation of two individuals who believed that every child had the right to grow up in a loving family. Today, the organisation that Mark and Caroline Cook started at their kitchen table in Wiltshire in 1994, is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate the institutional care of children.
Humanity and Inclusion works in around sixty countries in emergency, reconstruction, chronic crisis and development contexts. Since 1982, the organisation has been working alongside vulnerable populations, in particular people with disabilities. Our combat is guided by HI’s vision, mission, and values.
Hunger Relief International is a Judaeo-Christian organization that works to improve and protect the lives of desperately poor children and families by building resiliency, fighting hunger, promoting family unity, and increasing self-sufficiency. HRI does this through direct programming and by raising public awareness.
ISOPS (International Society for Peace and Safety)
ISOPS (International Society for Peace and Safety) aims to educate young people through schools, community and workplace in peace, safety and human rights education, training and enlightenment programs with network of individuals and organizations with like minds, so they can become peace builders and human rights advocates to create a better world.
Kids Alive International has rescued orphans and other vulnerable and forgotten children in 12 countries around the world. Through the blessing of child sponsorship, these kids receive loving, holistic care and a quality education, helping break the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation.
Kindernothlife e.V. is currently supporting more than 2,1 million children in 32 countries. The organisation works according to the principle of helping people to help themselves, and are convinced that even the supposedly weakest members of society have the potential to pull themselves up and live a life of dignity.
KKUK Alliance works in collaboration with NdaiZiva Capacity Development to identify and support orphaned children with school fees. Your donation will fund school fees; essential school uniforms and study materials as the guardians/family have insufficient resources. Traditional one-to-one child sponsorships can create jealousy among non-sponsored children, and in some cases lead to bullying. Our aim is for every child in the communities we work in to benefit from your generous support.
Link Community Development International envisages a world where every child in sub-Saharan Africa has access to a quality basic education. In over 25 years, Link has helped nearly 2 million students in over 3,000 schools in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda access a better quality education.
Mastercard Foundation believes that employment is a leading pathway out of poverty for young people and their families. In Africa, the world’s youngest continent, youth employment is a particularly important measure of poverty reduction. Africa’s young people are building a better future for the continent, but they cannot do it alone. We believe in their potential — and we are honoured to accompany them on their journey.
Moving the Goalposts is a sport for development organization that harnesses the power of sport to overcome social obstacles girls and young women face in coastal Kenya. We create a safe space for girls and young women to understand their rights and claim them — take up leadership roles and have a voice in the society. Tunaweza (We can!)
MMuslim Hands is dedicated to serving the most vulnerable people across the world by addressing the root causes of poverty and empowering communities. From addressing short-term needs to tackling long term issues, Muslim Hands works to alleviate poverty through a range of varied and important areas.
National Institute for Human Rights focus on the promotion, development and protection of human rights, in addition to striving to consolidate the relevant values and awareness of such values, and ensuring that these values are practised freely and independently, in line with the Paris Principles – endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations .
Orphans in need is a UK based organisation, supporting over 20,000 orphans and their families in 14 countries. We support those who cannot provide for themselves, delivering sustainable, long-term solutions to those in need. We offer regular food parcels, cover fees for education and healthcare and support orphanages abroad.
OSCAR Foundation uses football as a tool to deliver education and life skills sessions enabling children and youth to become role models in their community. Over the last 9 years, more than 12000+ children and youth in India have joined OSCAR’s Football, Education, and Young Leaders’ Programme. OSCAR Foundation is headquartered in Mumbai and has reached out to children in Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand.
Penny Appeal provides poverty relief across Asia, the Middle East and Africa by offering water solutions, organising mass feedings, supporting orphan care and providing emergency food and medical aid. Since then, the organisation has transformed lives and empowered communities around the world, helping to break the poverty cycle and build brighter futures.
Railway Children provides protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect.
Skip Kids aims to develop and maintain sustainable, community-based projects aimed at improving the health, education and welfare of vulnerable children. The organisation also encourages the development of globally and culturally aware students who can advocate for local and international health progress as future professionals.
SOS Children’s Villages International comprises 118 national SOS Children’s Villages associations. As members of the federation, each SOS Children’s Villages association is committed to applying the federation’s statutes, standards for quality child care, and stringent financial and administrative practices.
Trocaire supports the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland. The organisation works with local partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries with a focus on food and resource rights, women’s empowerment and humanitarian response.
United World Schools works in some of the world’s poorest regions to give every child access to free education. We partner with local communities and supporters around the world to teach the unreached. The organisation’s mission is to improve, through education, life opportunities for some of the world’s poorest children living in remote and marginalised communities.
VMM International has placed thousands of volunteers on overseas development projects in the past 50 years, which has led to astonishing results for communities and for the volunteers themselves. The organisation helps volunteers of all ages to step into communities and get stuck into projects of real value to local people and their partnerships are with strong and well-established organisations.
Warwick In Africa believes that enhancing education in Africa is a direct route to liberation from poverty, and they have now reached over 465,000 learners in 12 years. Volunteering has a profound effect for those who take part. Volunteers consistently report that their resilience, teaching, communication, leadership and team building skills have grown, and many of them also find their vocation: before Warwick in Africa, 39 per cent say they would consider a career in teaching. Afterwards, 49 per cent plan to train becoming teachers.