XIX International AIDS Conference

WEWS16 Child Safeguarding and HIV: Developing, Strengthening and Implementing Organizational Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
  Leadership & Accountability Skills Development
Venue: Mini Room 8
Time: 25.07.2012, 14:30 - 18:00
Language:           English

Level:                 Foundation

Target audience: Policy/programme maker, Programme manager, Policy/programme analyst

Seating limit: 25
Co-Facilitators: Corinne Davey, United Kingdom
Maury Mendenhall, United States
Marcy Levy, United States
The relationship between HIV and child abuse, exploitation and neglect is well documented. Children affected by HIV face a range of risks due to the loss of their parents and caregivers, stigma and discrimination. In addition, poor child protection safeguards within programmes intending to mitigate the impact of HIV may also place vulnerable children at further risk. This workshop will build the skills of leaders within the HIV field to develop, strengthen and implement effective child safeguarding policies within HIV programmes. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the rationale for safeguarding children, analyze their organizations' existing safeguarding measures, and outline preliminary action plans for strengthening measures. The workshop will make use of well-established child safeguarding standards and tools developed by Keeping Children Safe (KCS), and refined as part of safeguarding training delivered for select President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) partners in Africa.

Defining child safeguarding and its significance within programming for children affected by HIV

M. Mendenhall, United States

Assessing risks of abuse, exploitation, and neglect for children in HIV programs

M. Levy, United States

Reviewing current organizational practice

C. Davey, United Kingdom

Understanding safeguarding standards and action planning to strengthen safeguarding measures

C. Davey, United Kingdom

Supporting the implementation of child safeguarding plans

C. Davey, United Kingdom

Powerpoints presentations
Defining child safeguarding and its significance within programming for children affected by HIV - Maury Mendenhall


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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