mudita school is committed to the highest levels of integrity. Employees and Volunteers of the mudita school are expected to conduct their relationships with each other, mudita school beneficiaries, and outside mudita school with objectivity and honesty. The purpose of this Safeguarding Policy is to help to define responsibilities of the mudita’s board members, employees, and volunteers and help to run mudita school smoothly and safely for the welfare of the underprivileged children by protecting them and their rights.
mudita school Overview:
mudita school with a dream for every child to have equal access to a quality education to unleash their true potential and transform the community by using education as a tools for change. We bring children from generational poverty and social stigma to a life of dignity and achievement.
No child in India shall be deprived of education because of Social Stigma and Poverty.
What is mudita school’s commitment to Safeguarding?
mudita school is committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from all forms of physical or psychological violence, injury or abuse, neglect, maltreatment, exploitation and sexual abuse.
Our Safeguarding Principles
• All children, young people and vulnerable adults have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation
• Abuse of children, young people and adults is never acceptable by mudita staff or another
• We have a duty and are committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults, no gender discrimination accepted
• When we work, we have a responsibility to meet our minimum standards of protection for children, young people and vulnerable adults in their programmes, no gender discrimination accepted
What action do we take?
• Awareness: we ensure that all staff and NGOs who we work are aware of any potential risks posed to children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Prevention: we ensure, through best practice methods, that staff and NGOs minimize the risks to children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Reporting: we ensure that staff and NGOs are clear about what steps to take should a concern arise regarding the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults
• Responding: we ensure that action is taken to support and protect children, young people and adults should a concern arise regarding possible abuse
We treat all allegations of abuse very seriously and investigate any cases thoroughly. If the child or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, we contact the relevant emergency services in the India for the help of child or vulnerable adults, no gender discrimination accepted.
This policy is linked to our Equality Policy:
At mudita school we will continuously strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each person will be given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential regardless of their gender, transgender, ethnicity, culture and religious background, sexuality, disability or special educational needs and ability. The mudita school will work actively to promote equality and foster positive attitudes and commitment to an education for equality.
This we will do by:
• Treating all those within the mudita school community (e.g. pupils, staff, governors, parents and the outside community) as individuals with their own particular abilities, beliefs, challenges attitudes and backgrounds
• Maintaining a school ethos which promotes gender equality, develops understanding and challenges, myths, stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudices
• Encouraging everyone in mudita school community to gain a positive self image and high esteem
• Promoting mutual respect and valuing each other’s similarities and differences and facing equality issues openly and honestly
• Identifying, challenging and removing all practices, procedures and customs which are discriminatory and replacing them with practices that are fair to all