NEPCAM is committed to the welfare of all children but in particular the children that are sponsored by this organisation. NEPCAM supporters have a responsibility to protect the children they sponsor and are required to follow the procedures laid down in NEPCAM’s Child Protection Policy.

This page provides a brief overview of NEPCAM’s procedures relating to the information contained on the NEPCAM website.

If you have any question in relation to the content on this page please contact NEPCAM’s Child Protection Officer (CPO) in Australia by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Responsibilities

NEPCAM is committed to the welfare of children and their protection from abuse and exploitation. This commitment is spelled out in the NEPCAM Child Protection Policy and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989).

Every person who engages in the work of NEPCAM, including members of the NEPCAM management team, sponsors and our overseas business partners, share in the responsibility to take every precaution to protect the children and families we serve.

 

NEPCAM Website

NEPCAM is committed to protecting the security, privacy, and dignity of the children whose parents, guardians and community leaders have graciously allowed to be a part of our child sponsorship programs.

The policies below describe how we protect children in relation to the web sponsorship process.

 

Child Security

Children have the right to be completely secure from the fear or reality of any potential abuse (either physical or emotional) resulting from an inappropriate contact by a sponsor or any other person.

You will notice as you proceed through our sponsorship site that we release only limited information about the children.

By agreeing to become a child sponsor, you also agree not to attempt to contact a sponsored child, his or her family or community members, in any manner other than that prescribed and permitted by NEPCAM. Telephone calls, emails, contact on social websites or unplanned visits to the child's residence and community are not allowed by NEPCAM. Letters and packages can be sent to your sponsored child and stickers, bookmarks, photographs can be enclosed but please be aware that all letters are fully vetted before being sent to the child. Please visit our page 'Contact your sponsored child' for further information.

 

Child Privacy

We take potential misuse of child photographs on the web very seriously. Children and their families must be assured that NEPCAM is protecting the integrity of any personal information that they've given us, including photographs. Privacy also demands that children, their families and communities be shielded from any potentially inappropriate contact from sponsors or others.

That's why we don't allow downloading, copying, or replicating photos or other information relating to children and their communities on this website without our prior written permission. Child profiles are presented for the purpose of conveying appropriate information about the sponsorship relationship, and are not to be distributed.

 

Child Dignity

The lives of children, their families, and members of their community should be represented with accuracy and dignity. We consider the children we work with as our partners, working with us to help bring holistic transformation to communities living in poverty. We seek the full, informed consent of parents, guardians, and/or community leaders for a child's participation in our child sponsorship programs.