All children have the right to protection and yet millions
of children are not fully protected. Many of them deal with violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation, exclusion and/or discrimination every day. Such violations limit their chances of surviving, growing, developing and pursuing their dreams. Schools and communities are responsible for building a safe and child-friendly environment outside the child’s home. In the family, school and community, children should be fully protected so they can survive, grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential.
Protecting children in our community is an important part of the Just Play programme. Before implementing the sessions, it is compulsory that all Just Play teachers and volunteers carefully read, understand and sign the child protection policy and the code of conduct.
As a Just Play teacher or Volunteer, it is important to remember that promoting and encouraging respect includes the respecting children within the programme.
Protecting our Children:
While carrying out activities in a fun, engaging environment, explain to all children that it is important to: