Noor Orphans Fund’s Child Protection Policy is based on the principles of the UN Convention on the “Rights of the Child”.
It is a firm policy of the said Convention that all those working with vulnerable children have a duty to protect this already vulnerable group from mistreatment and exploitation from within organisations that ostensibly exist for their benefit and protection.
As a condition for working with Noor Orphans Fund (NOF), all trustees, employees, volunteers and researchers are required to undergo and/or adhere to the following:
- Satisfactory clearance, through a police check conducted by the Criminal Records Bureau.
- Both acceptance of and commitment to our Child Protection Policy and our code of conduct for working with children.
- The signing of a personal declaration stating any criminal convictions, including custodial sentences (if any).
- Provision of the names and contact information of two character references they have known for no less than two years, excluding family members.
In addition, our members of staff on the ground are directed to report any special situations encountered by our sponsored orphans or their immediate families, such as illness, financial hardship or incapacitation.
Where cases of this kind are reported, we do what we can to assist within the constraints of our budget.
All in all, we are eager to encourage our orphans to continue their studies, and even progress to further or higher education. We make every effort to sustain our support to them in these circumstances.
It is a prime task of members of staff to remain in touch with sponsored orphans, monitoring various aspects of their living, including accommodation and medical care.