child protection policy

CIPS has zero tolerance approach to child exploitation or abuse. According to Indonesian Law, we are responsible to prevent any activities that may lead to child abuse and exploitation. Therefore, this child protection policy was made as an activity or initiative to protect children from any form of harm and demonstrates a commitment to safeguard children and makes clear to all what is required in relation to the child protection. It helps to create a safe and positive environment for children and to show that the organization is taking its duty and responsibility of care seriously.

 

Scope

This policy applies to:

  • a full-time, part-time or casual staff member

  • temporary or agency employee

  • an intern

  • a volunteer

  • an external individual engaged in CIPS activities

  • a contractor, sub-contractor or service provider

 

The word ‘abuse’ in this policy refers to:

  • physical abuse: the use of physical force against a child that results in harm to the child. Physically abusive behavior includes shoving, hitting, slapping, shaking, throwing, punching, kicking, biting, burning, strangling and poisoning

  • neglect: the failure by a parent or caregiver to provide a child with the conditions that are culturally accepted as being essential for their physical and emotional development and wellbeing

  • emotional abuse: refers to a parent or caregiver’s inappropriate verbal or symbolic acts toward a child, or a pattern of failure over time to provide a child with adequate non-physical nurture and emotional availability. Such acts have a high probability of damaging a child’s self-esteem or social competence. 

  • sexual abuse: the use of a child for sexual gratification by an adult or significantly older child or adolescent. 

  • ill treatment: disciplining or correcting a child in an unreasonable and seriously inappropriate or improper manner; making excessive and/or degrading demands of a child; hostile use of force towards a child; and/or a pattern of hostile or unreasonable and seriously inappropriate degrading comments or behavior towards a child.

 

Child exploitation includes:

  • committing or coercing another person to commit an act of abuse against a child

  • possessing, controlling, producing, distributing, obtaining or transmitting child exploitation material

  • according to Indonesian Law no. 13/2003 article 68 on manpower, employers are not allowed to employ children below 18 years old. Within a specific terms and condition, there is an exemption to employ children between 13 – 15 years old.

Contact

+62 21 227 69 233

Jalan Terogong Raya No. 6B 

Cilandak

Jakarta Selatan 12430

Indonesia

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