Question:- Explore key principles that should underpin social work in relation to Child Protection with respect to Tusla (Ireland Child Protection) as well as Signs of Safety
UNHCR acts to protect children (persons who are under 18 years of age) by responding to their specific needs and the risks they face. It protects, and campaigns, against all forms of discrimination; prevents and responds to abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation; ensures immediate access to appropriate services; and provides durable solutions in the child’s best interest. Situations of forced displacement and emergency have devastating effects on children’s lives, and boys and girls are uniquely vulnerable due to their age and social status.
The international humanitarian system recognizes child protection is a life-saving priority. Child protection prevention and response mechanisms responses must be established from the start of an emergency, or children’s lives and well-being will be put at risk. The most important outcomes of child protection are to prevent violence, abuse and exploitation, and to ensure displaced children access to protection services, by establishing or supporting national and community-level child protection systems