All children have the right to protection. They have the right to survive, to be safe, to belong, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective environment. Millions of children are not fully protected. Many of them deal with violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation, exclusion and/or discrimination every day. Such violations limit their chances of surviving, growing, developing and pursuing their dreams.
Any child can be vulnerable to violations in many places, including the home. A family is the first line of protection for children. Parents or other caregivers are responsible for building a protective and loving home environment. Schools and communities are responsible for building a safe and child-friendly environment outside the child's home.
Child protection is every one's responsibility. British Council is a child safe organisation and we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we work with.
We are inviting young minds to create a piece of art on the theme ‘Child protection awareness’. The winning picture will be used to re-brand the image banner on the Child Protection Global Newsletter. Entries to be submitted by Tuesday 14 November 2017.
To raise awareness among parents we are organising a session on Saturday 18 November from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the British Council Chennai.
For more details please contact 0120 4569000 or 6684353. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.