What about child protection?

CISV International has comprehensive child protection policy and procedures, which are reviewed and updated regularly. Our National Associations additionally have their own child protection procedures, which are in line with their national legislation and requirements. 

All of our programme staff and leaders receive child protection, risk management and leadership training to prepare them to take care of your child.  

Our child protection and risk management procedures ensure that:

  • All programme staff and leaders are locally selected and trained to international standard

  • Confidential references are reviewed locally

  • All programme staff and leaders are carefully screened and police-checked, in line with national procedures and international standards

  • All children (under 16) travel with an adult leader aged over 21

  • Hosting families are carefully screened CISV members.