This page gets into some of the essentials of our Safeguarding Policy and Practices. Content on this page is updated periodically to reflect the full Safeguarding Young People Policy, which is reviewed periodically. All volunteers must understand this policy and the spirit in which it was created before they participate in live sessions with young people.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link Online Learners offers the following activity for members:
Building a Virtual Community of Global Citizens
Facilitating a global social network through live video chats, to share
intercultural experiences, foster new perspectives and facilitate
collaborative action on ideas, interests and innovations.
LOL has a specific management team tasked with responsibility for safeguarding these young people. LOL has adopted this Safeguarding Young People Policy and expects every adult volunteering at LOL to support it and comply with the safeguarding policy.
This policy is intended as a Duty of Care statement to protect both the adult volunteers and youth members globally who take part in LOL online sessions.
As a collective of volunteers we believe that no young person taking part in our activities should experience abuse or harm. The purpose of this safeguarding policy is intended to provide clear boundaries and overarching behaviours to those who represent LOL, and to guide our approach and practices to the protection and safeguarding of our membership.
Every young person deserves to grow up expecting a safe and nurturing environment, it is unfortunate however, that there are circumstances where young people need guidance and protection from risk as stipulated in the widely accepted *UNCRC, including:
- Inappropriate supervision
- Unsafe environments and activities
- Bullying, cyber-bullying, acts of violence and aggression
- Radical political or religious viewpoints
- Physical and emotional abuse and neglect
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse
- Criminal activity
- Exploitation and modern slavery
* In 1989, governments across the world adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), recognising that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate.