Policies and Guidelines

SOS Childrens' Village Child Protection Policy

We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.


SOS Childrens' Village Gender Equality Policy

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on how to best integrate a gender equality perspective into our work. It reflects the principles of gender equality enshrined in: the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979, (CEDAW); the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989); the Beijing Platform for Action from the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995); and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000). It has followed a consultative development process with extensive participation and feedback from national associations and promoting and supporting associations. A thorough situational analysis including voices of children, young people and caregivers within our programmes has served as our baseline.


SOS Childrens' Village Education Policy

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on formal education and sets an action framework for the SOS Children’s Villages organisation. It is implemented by co-workers and other relevant stakeholders within the organisation, and has an impact on all aspects of the organisation’s work. It has been elaborated in accordance with SOS Children’s Villages’ roots, vision, mission and values (‘Who we are’) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It has followed a consultative development process with participation and feedback from national associations, and in consideration of the views of children and young people.


SOS Chikdren's Villages Programme-Policy

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on how to best approach the situation of children in our work and sets an action framework for the SOS Children’s Villages organisation. It is implemented by co-workers and other relevant stakeholders within the organisation, and has an impact on all aspects of the organisation’s work.


HIV/AIDS Policy

This policy expresses the organisation’s stand on the topic and sets an action framework for the SOS Children’s Villages organisation. It is implemented by co-workers and other relevant stakeholders within the organisation, and has an impact on all aspects of the organisation’s work. It has been elaborated in accordance with SOS Children’s Villages’ roots, vision, mission and values (“Who we are”) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It has followed a consultative development process with participation and feedback from national associations, and in consideration of the views of children and young people.