In this lesson, we have learned about the possible barriers that prevent children, adults /staff and organisations from reporting concerns and abuse.
Key learning points include:
- Children and adults may have to overcome many barriers for child abuse concerns to receive an appropriate response
- Many children have no-one to speak to about the abuse they are suffering
- Often, if children do tell, they are either not believed or the person they tell is not willing, or able, to take action to safeguard them or to seek help
- Child safeguarding policies and procedures can help to address these barriers
- It is important to ensure that staff, children and communities feel safe and confident in making reports and, that these are responded to effectively.
➜ Declaration on the Protection of Children from all Forms of Online Exploitation and Abuse in ASEAN by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
➜ Declaration on the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration in ASEAN by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
➜ African charter on child rights by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
➜ Strategy on the Rights of the Child by the European Union
➜ Annex to the European Union Strategy on the Rights of the Child – European and International Frameworks by the European Union